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.
Sidewalk project work will include reconstruction of sidewalks to meet minimum acceptable standards, slab leveling to eliminate trip hazards and ponding water, new sidewalk construction, and construction of new or replacement ADA compliant curb ramps at street intersections.
The City has now successfully completed the fifth year of the Proposition S Street Improvements Project. There was approximately 40 streets reconstructed with a total expenditure of approximately $2.3 million in 2022. The project improvements included concrete street slab reconstruction and asphalt street mill and overlay. The project sidewalk improvements included concrete slab replacement, concrete slab leveling, and curb ramp construction.
In 2023, through the Proposition S Street Improvements Fund as well a Surface Transportation Block Grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), La Bonne Parkway will be completely reconstructed. FHWA will fund 43% of the project and the City will fund the remainder of the cost through Proposition S funding. The reconstruction will consist of full depth concrete, with rolled curbs on the outside edge of the road, and vertical curbs on the landscape median side of the road. The existing 4’ sidewalks will be removed and replaced with new 5’ ADA compliant sidewalks and curb ramps. High visibility continental crosswalks will be installed at all crosswalk locations. In addition, dynamic speed feedback signs will be added at two locations along La Bonne Parkway. For more information please click on the following link: http://www.manchestermo.gov/1147/LaBonne-Parkway-Reconstruction.
The City will be taking measures to prevent residents from experiencing inconveniences and delays during construction. If you have any questions or concerns during the project’s construction, please contact the Department of Public Works at (636) 227-1385 ext. 168 and they will be happy to assist you any way they can. The City appreciates your patience while these improvements are taking place.