FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Hillhurst Road receives overlay through Stimulus Package
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Steve Wall, Public Works Director
Ridgefield, WA, Septemebr 25, 2009 – The City of Ridgefield received approximately $169,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fund construction of an overlay on Hillhurst Road. The project included overlaying almost 3,000 lineal feet of existing roadway with new asphalt on Hillhurst Road between S. 15th Circle and S. 22nd Circle. The existing roadway in this section was showing significant signs of stress and had portions in which adjacent lands have recently been developed with new frontage improvements. This completed preservation project will extend the life of the roadway and more closely match some of those new frontage improvements.
The work was completed the week of September 14th by Kerr Contractors, Inc. of Woodburn, Oregon. "This was a great preservation project for Ridgefield and one of the first completed in our area utilizing the ARRA funding” according to Steve Wall, Public Works Director for the City of Ridgefield. “We were very happy to receive this funding; unfortunately, we have many other roads in the City that could use the same type of preservation. We’ll have to chip away at those as funds allow."
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 20,000 persons with an employment base of over 13,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible.