Akin Park Estates East and West Rehabilitation Project
On August 19, 2013, the Farmington City Council authorized preparation of plans and specifications for the Akin Park Estates East and West Rehabilitation Project (see project map) in 2014. The project will be a rehabilitation project, not a reconstruction project. The difference between the two is that a rehabilitation project focuses on the pavement, curb, and gutter; whereas a reconstruction project reconstructs these items as well as the underground utilities in the project area (water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and storm sewer).
The project is early in development, but it will involve replacing individual panels that have failed, or the complete replacement of the curb and gutter in certain areas, as well as partial or full-depth pavement replacement. The City will take samples of the existing pavement in several locations within the project area to determine the thickness and material properties of the existing pavement and the base below the pavement. Based on the sample results we will determine whether the project will be a partial or full depth replacement project. City staff will also collect survey information for the project and utility locations within the project area. We will update this website as decisions are made regarding the scope of the project after the testing is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Project
Will I be assessed for the project?
On this project the answer is no. The project is being funded by bond proceeds that will be paid back over the next six years by general property taxes. This funding mechanism is the first piece of a comprehensive road and equipment maintenance plan that spans several decades and provides the framework for reliable, sustainable infrastructure maintenance, and replacement program that will systematically reduce the City’s debt burden over many years.
When are you going to be doing the work?
Keeping in mind that we are very early in the development stages of the project, our current thinking is to have the construction take place between the end of this school year and before school starts in September of 2014. This will minimize the disruption of bus routes and should also reduce the amount of traffic that the contractor will have to work around during construction.
What issues can I expect while the work is taking place?
If you live in the project area, there will likely be times that you will have to drive to your house on the base of the road (rock or gravel) rather than on the pavement regardless of which way you typically enter the project area. There will also be times that you will not be able to get in and out of your driveway for potentially a week to ten days (if fresh concrete is poured in the gutter line of your driveway, you cannot drive across it until it has cured and gained enough strength to support the load of your vehicle driving across it).
If you have plans for large gatherings at your house between June and the end of August 2014, it might be a good idea to consider an alternate location for your gatherings due to limited parking and unpaved portions of the project.
How will I know what is going on with the project?
Trunk Highway 3 East Frontage Road Sanitary Sewer Project
The City constructed a new sanitary sewer line under the east frontage road of TH-3 between Oak Street and Spruce Street in 2013.
In 2014, the City will apply the top layer of asphalt. This project is delayed a year to allow for any potential settlement to occur prior to the top layer of asphalt being applied. Doing this allows the settlement to be repaired, if necessary, without having to patch the top layer of asphalt.