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.
Construction began on September 24 to rebuild Arena Drive from Wade Street to South College Street, behind the Baxter County Fairgrounds and the rodeo arena. New drainage culvert, curb and guttering and sidewalk on the east side of Arena will go in and the project will finish up with new asphalt. *UPDATE* The drainage culvert, curbs and new sidewalk is in, the street has been dug out and new base put down and it's ready for asphalt. The crew reinstalled the chain link fence along the Baxter County Fairgrounds property and they have moved on to their next project. Arena Drive was paved on March 27 and 28 and the parking space striping has been completed. The total cost to the Arena Drive Rebuild project, completed April 3, 2019 is $257,834.13.
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 as of May 31st is $295,607.53. There is some landscaping left to do on the Conway Street rebuild project. The total cost to that project as of May 31st is $91,107.29.
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. The Maintenance crew has started digging out the street and it will be no time before new asphalt will be put down. As with all of our other projects, please drive carefully while our guys are working at this area.
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. Please drive with caution through this area.
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.
The new entrance at the Street Department Shop is completed! New asphalt was put down May 16 and 17. (There is just a reinstall of a sign left for this project). The total cost to date for the new entrance is $96,243.77
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
9/28/18 - culvert going in near South College Street
BEFORE - Iowa Aveue
2/21/19 - Parking lot extension at Keller Park
4/27/18 - BEFORE - looking towards 201 North
3/20/19 - digging out for footing next to sewer main....EWWW, be careful!!
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