Update - May 15, 2017
The Cambridge Street Improvement Project is on track to be completed by September. Despite setbacks, this project has remained on course for its initial completion date. So far, 80% of the box culverts have been installed, and almost half of the curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements are complete. Additionally, more than half of the inlets have been installed, and all water and sewer lines have been installed and are now operational.
Once the aforementioned improvements are done, crews will finish up by milling, overlaying, and striping the road. The contract completion date is September 1.
Original News Release - Aug. 23, 2016
Cambridge Street improvement project to begin mid-September
A project to improve Cambridge Street and its associated drainage channel is scheduled to begin mid-September. Two contracts have been awarded to ARCO Excavation & Paving for the widening and drainage improvements, and the water and sewer improvements.
A curb and gutter on Cambridge Street will be constructed and a double-barrel box culvert will be installed, which will eliminate the road drop-off and prevent further erosion. A sidewalk will be added over the box culvert and the road will be widened to add a turn lane. This project should help ease traffic on Cambridge Street and increase road safety during heavy rainfall.
The total contract amount approved by City Council on Aug. 9, 2016 is $4,595,025.10. The City will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the street and drainage improvements, and an estimated $630,000 will be reimbursed by the Springdale Water Utilities for the water and sewer improvements.
The contract is for 360 calendar days beginning Sept. 6, 2016; 180 of those days are for the water and sewer improvements, which are scheduled to be completed first.
The public and the media will be notified of any road closures related to this project.
Pictured here: This is what Cambridge Street looked like before the improvement project began in September 2016.
View road and lane closures for this project.