The County Board of Supervisors at its Aug. 14 meeting unanimously approved the plans and specifications for several projects to improve streets in Heber and Desert Shores totaling $3 million.
The projects will include asphalt concrete leveling, slurry sealcoat and 2-inch skin patch. Bids for the Heber and Desert Shores projects will open on Sept. 7.
The projects are as follows:
Heber Townsite Roadway Improvement Project: Estimated Construction cost of $1.3 million; will improve 3.6 miles and multiple roadways located throughout Heber. Constructed estimated to begin December 2018.
Heber Streets: With an estimated construction cost of $325,043, Hawk Street from Dogwood Road to Heber Road will also see improvements. Construction scheduled to begin in December 2018.
Desert Shores Townsite Road Way Improvement Project Phase II: This project, with an estimated construction cost of $1.4 million, will include 6.82 miles of roadways throughout the Desert Shores community. Construction estimated to begin in December 2018.
Also approved by the board were improvements to Wieman Road at the intersection of Cady Road. With an estimated construction cost of $134 400, work is estimated to begin in January 2019.
“As the agency that oversees road conditions in the Heber area, it was important for the county that, as SB-1 funds became available, we complete these improvements for its residents,” District 2 Supervisor Luis Plancarte stated in a press release.
The approved road projects will be partially funded through state Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The controversial legislation increased fuel taxes and vehicle-registration fees to fund highway projects.
To date, the county Public Works Department has spent about $2.1 million on county road improvements using SB-1 funding.