Our Department maintains all streets within the City limits of Mountain Home. In addition, we remove snow, ice and brush to ensure the streets are safe and passable at all times. As necessary, the Street Department will crack seal streets, patch potholes, do traffic light maintenance, mow right-of-ways, trim grass at curbs and sidewalks, clean culverts and drainage ditches, sweep streets and city parking lots; clean brush and trash from creeks and drainage ditches, landscape and maintain all street and traffic signs.
Ohio Street along with Iowa and Kerr Street in Northern Hills has undergone a complete rebuild with new culvert pipe, curb and gutter and sidewalk. New asphalt was put down May 23rd and 24th. All of the guys did a fantastic job here. Total cost to the Ohio/Iowa/Kerr rebuild project is $299,578.36. Conway Street has been completed as well at a total cost of $98,048.42.
Construction began on April 16th, to rebuild Dodd Street, which runs between Highway 62 and South Main Street near Bomber Boulevard. New drainage culvert has been installed and the crew has completed pouring new curbs, and they have finished up the last of the sidewalk installation. As of May 31st, the total cost to this project is at $51,217.10. July 3rd, 173.03 tons of hot mix was put down to finish this project. It looks great! Project cost will be updated soon.
Reconstruction work began on May 31st at Western Hills Way. New culvert pipe, curb and guttering, sidewalk and asphalt will go in from Western Hills Loop to Pine Tree Lane. At this time, the crew is working on installing culvert pipe and new curbs. The cost to date at this project is $38,921.64. Please drive with caution through this area.
Another project that has recently begun is at Long Street behind Baxter Regional Medical Center. The crew started June 14th to do a complete rebuild from Burnett Drive to Bordeaux Drive. New culvert pipe, curbing and guttering, and sidewalk on both sides of the street will be installed, finishing up with new asphalt. When completed, Long Street will be a 3 lane street, with the center lane acting as a turn lane. As of June 25, the crew is working near the Bordeaux Street end of Long Street, putting in culvert pipe. There is a lot going on in this area, please use caution while driving. The cost as of June 30 is $19,258.09.
The rest of the Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, mowing right of ways and spraying weeds. They are currently installing a new fence line at McCabe Park, where a new mountain bike trail and walking path is planned. There are various streets scheduled for overlays. Cedar Street, Russell Street, Locust, Lucerne, Blackberry and Spring Street have already been overlayed with new asphalt. Waverly on the north side of 9th Street has also been overlayed. There are a number of streets near Pinkston Middle School that are scheduled for overlays in the near future. No overlays have been done for the month of June.
The new entrance at the Street Department Shop is completed! New asphalt was put down May 16 and 17. The total cost for the Street Department's new entrance is $97,872.63.
Ordinance Number 93-021, Section 1 of the City of Mountain Home Code states residents of the City of Mountain Home are prohibited from depositing or placing leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or on drainage right-of-ways. Residents are prohibited from burning leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or in ditches which are a part of the city's drainage system.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT WILL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CHOOSE TO BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES INTO THE STREET AND DRAINAGE DITCHES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
5/8/19 - 2019 Caterpillar D4KXL Dozer purchased from Riggs Caterpillar $114,616
BEFORE - Iowa Aveue
2/21/19 - Parking lot extension at Keller Park
4/27/18 - BEFORE - looking towards 201 North
3/28/19 - Conway near Ohio BEFORE
9/18/18 - at Highway 62 BEFORE construction
4/29/19 - Western Hills Way BEFORE at Vermont Drive
BEFORE - 3/27/19