The City continues to make progress toward the projects being funded by the Prop E Sales Tax. Pursuant to State law, this sales tax can only be imposed for 20 years, so there is a limit as to how much will be available to fund eligible projects. Following are updates on the three (3) primary projects identified for funding under Prop E:
The City has designed flood walls to provide robust flood protection for the City. The initial application was submitted to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in February, 2020. The City is currently working through the approval process. The proposal submitted to the USACE for approval is attached at the following link: The Flood Protection Plan
We have also been taking other more immediate measures to help protect against some flash flood events by enhancing capacity and particular flow. These efforts include debris removal from creek channels to enhance flow and stabilizing creekbanks on some segments of creeks located on City property, such as the project that was completed through Lions and Legion Parks.
The Union Pacific Railroad has given the City its final approval of the Allenton Bridge Project. This is great news, as this was the key permit we needed to obtain (it’s the railroad we "fly over") with the most difficult specifications to achieve. We anticipate receiving the Burlington Railroad and MODOT final approvals soon (they are both down to small detail items). These approvals should allow us to put this bridge out to bid in the first quarter of this year, and to hopefully complete construction by the end of 2024, or the first quarter of 2025. This is a very complicated project, and we are excited to see it moving from the planning/approval phase to the construction phase. Following is a conceptual plan of the bridge. Aerial Display of Allenton Bridge
Government Center (Police Station, City Hall and Municipal Court Facility):
The new Government Center contract has been awarded to Integrate Construction. Demolition of the existing City Hall will begin in January with construction on the new building immediately following.
City Hall staff has relocated to the Eureka Public Works Facility at 111 North Virginia Avenue during construction. The Police Department and Courts will remain in their existing building at 120 City Drive during the project.