Proposition S Plans & Information
Proposition S Improvements
On April 3, 2018, Manchester voters passed Proposition S, a $16 million bond issue to fund repairs to city streets and sidewalks. Street repair priorities will be determined based on street condition rating ratings established by a street pavement assessment study performed by Horner & Shifrin, Inc. an engineering consulting firm. Streets with lower ratings, thus in poorer condition, will be given higher priority for earliest repair during the life of the improvement program which is anticipated to be a 7 year period.
Assessment of sidewalk conditions to determine improvements and repair priorities will be ongoing during the program. Sidewalk project work will include new sidewalk construction, reconstruction of sidewalks to meet minimum acceptable standards, slab leveling to eliminate trip hazards and ponding water, and construction of new or replacement ADA compliant curb ramps at street intersections.
Planning and construction of street and sidewalk improvement projects is well underway following the initial sale of $9 million of the $16 million in bonds approved by voters with the passage of Proposition S in April.
Work for the initial $1.4 million concrete streets improvement project let in fall, 2018 was completed in spring, 2019. For 2019, expenditures of approximately $3.5 million are underway or planned for a variety of street and sidewalk improvements. Street improvements will include concrete slab replacement, concrete street reconstruction, and asphalt street pavement mill and overlays or reconstruction. Sidewalk improvements will include concrete slab replacement, concrete slab leveling, and curb ramp construction.