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Community meeting Tuesday targets road priorities

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Voters next month will be asked to approve an additional sales tax to fund road improvements.

The City of Riverton invites members of the public to attend a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss priorities for road work in town.

City administrator Steven Weaver said neighborhood captains will be present at the public forum to describe the infrastructure problems that exist in their portions of the city.

"They've been out walking the streets doing their prioritizations," Weaver said, adding that other "influential people" in town have been recruited to analyze streets as well. "The point of the forum will be to rank the highest priority streets for the entire city."

He already has generated a list of top-priority streets that neighborhood captains have identified, and he distributed the list to members of the Riverton City Council this week.

Among other recommendations, neighborhood captains have identified a need for reconstruction with widening on North Broadway Avenue from East Sunset Drive to Teeter Park.

They say utilities should be replaced on South Fourth Street West between West Adams Avenue and West Monroe Avenue, and an overlay is necessary on East Pershing Avenue between North Federal Boulevard and North 12th Street East.

The list includes 70 suggestions, and Weaver said he hopes Tuesday's meeting will be well-attended so residents can discuss other options.

"We want this to be a community process," Weaver said.