Jan 19, 2021 5:00 PM

City to find out soon on funding help to resurface Broadway section

Posted Jan 19, 2021 5:00 PM

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

Last October, the Great Bend City Council approved a motion to move forward with an application to seek funding from the Kansas Department of Commerce to handle street repairs.

If awarded, Great Bend plans to use the financial assistance to mill and overlay 12 blocks of Broadway Avenue and reconstruct the intersection of 19th and Harrison. 

"We are awaiting announcement of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Broadway and the 19th & Harrison project," said City Administrator Kendal Francis at Monday's meeting. "We are hoping to hear that announcement this week."

The maximum award is $700,000 with a minimum-required match of 25%, but since the CDBG funds are competitive, Great Bend submitted a 50% match.

The engineer’s estimate for the project is just under $1.3 million, making the city’s share approximately $646,000.

The mill and overlay would include Broadway Avenue from Polk to Morton.