The initial five-year work plan is designed to focus on arterial and collector streets with greater needs driven by higher traffic volumes, heavily used corridors, and streets for which City staff receive large volumes of complaints. For example, year 1 includes Trower Avenue west of Jefferson Street, which was in need of surface repair even before the City recently completed the Trower Storm Drain CIP, which installed a large diameter storm drain the length of the reach. The plan also stages the work along some of the corridors that need both heavy concrete maintenance and surface treatment, with the concrete work happening in one construction season and the paving work following during the next construction season, ending with a complete street repair. The Westwood Neighborhood is another area that the City plans on rehabilitating within the five-year plan. The first phase is to include pavement repair and concrete work on Kilburn Avenue, Chelsea Avenue, Bryan Avenue, Bancroft Court and Bremen Court. Another example is the high-traffic volume stretch of Trancas Street from Jefferson Street west to State Route 29. This reach is in need of surface repair, traffic signal replacement, ADA ramp concrete work and surface drainage repairs.
This work is separate and distinct from the City’s 10-mile-a-year paving program, which will remain in effect and remain focused on local and neighborhood streets. Additionally, the Measure T program will include traffic signal replacement and traffic signal interconnection. It will also consider the needs of non-motorized travelers, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and persons with disabilities, in all planning, maintenance, construction, operations, and project-development activities and products. The adopted 5-year work plan will be submitted to the Measure T Independent Taxpayer’s Oversight Committee for review and recommendation for adoption by the NVTA-TA Board. The City’s 5-year work plan is required to be updated every two-years and follow the same adoption process to ensure proper application of the Measure T funds.