Brooks and Mixtwood Streets Improvements Project

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The project affects Brooks Street, between Miller and Sunset, and Mixtwood Road between Brooks and Red Oak. 

Design is complete and construction is planned June-November, 2023. 

Scope of the project:

  • Water main replacement on Brooks, between Sunset and Mixtwood; and on Mixtwood, between Brooks and Red Oak.
  • New sidewalk along both sides of Brooks to connect to Sunset.
  • Intermittent road narrowing to accommodate sidewalk locations along east side.
  • Reconfiguration of the Sunset/Brooks/Vesper intersection with the addition of a bioretention basin, or stormwater infiltration rain garden.​​
  • Addition of a mini roundabout at Mixtwood and Red Oak.
  • Underground stormwater storage on Brooks, north and south of Bydding. 
  • Street resurfacing, and crosswalk and bus stop enhancements throughout.

Project Plans

​​Construction Schedule and Information

Approximate Schedule (to be updated every 1st of the month)

Construction Activity
Date (Duration)
​Mobilization/Traffic Controls
​May 30 - June 2 (1 week)
​​June 5 - August 11 (10 weeks)
Storm Sewer
​August 14 - Sep 8 (4 weeks)
​Bioretention Basin
​Sep 11 - Sep 15 (1 week)
​Sep 18 - Oct 13 (4 weeks)
​Road Paving
​Oct 16 - Oct 27 (2 weeks)
​Oct 30 - Nov 3 (2 weeks)

Click here for the Construction Notification that was distributed to nearby residents, with City contact information​ updated 5/26/23.

Click here for the Notice of Temporary Traffic Control Plan that was issued on 5/26/23 with the Temporary Closure plan depicted above.

Why is this project being done?

This project is a Capital Improvements Plan project to accomplish the following:

  • Improve water system infrastructure - Replace aging 6" water main with new 8" water main and replace galvanized or lead service lines where encountered;
  • Implement A2 Vision Zero Transportation Plan key mobility strategies - Fill sidewalk gaps on the east and west side of Brooks, enhance safety and visibility at uncontrolled crosswalks (eg. Pearl, Mixtwood)
  • Reconfigure Sunset/Brooks/Vesper intersection for increased traffic safety and reduction of pavement.
  • Resurface the pavement, thereby extending the life of the road;
  • Install stormwater storage in the Allen Creek watershed to reduce surface flooding during larger storms.

 Work to be done

Temporary traffic controls and protective fence installation; Cut and remove pavement for water main and storm sewer trenching and installation; Bioretention basin installation; Complete concrete curbs, sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, driveway approaches; Mill existing road surface; Pave streets completely; Restore disturbed areas with grass seed and mulch; Remove temporary traffic controls and fencing.

Possible Impact to residents and/or businesses

  • Closures to thru traffic, however roads in the construction area are kept open to local traffic.
  • Driveway access will be maintained with limited interruptions upon notification.
  • Water service will be interrupted for short durations upon notification.
  • Dust, noise, and inconvenience will be prevalent due to the nature of the planned construction.

Council Costs and funding source

Total project costs are estimated to be $3.5 Million with an estimated spending split of 40% Water Supply System funding, 15% County Millage funding for New Sidewalk, 30% Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk funding, and 15% Stormwater System funding.  Funding for the project is included in the approved capital budgets. ​

Project materials

Sept. 22, 2022 Virtual Information Session

​Project Manager:​

Jane Allen

[email protected]