Improvement Projects

The City of Hutchinson has many roles in the initiation, development and/or construction of Improvement Projects within the Hutchinson area.

 

The City’s Engineering Department manages the utility and street construction programs for the City. The following sections describe how projects are selected and assessed, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), lists current and potential future projects, and provides other information.

Century Avenue sE Construction Phasing & Detour Information 

Assessment/Development Manual

Assessment rates are spread based on state law and City policies and procedures. We have developed an Assessment Policy manual that outlines the general policies and procedures for this effort.


FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
How long should improvements last?
How is it determined which projects will be completed?
Who is responsible to relocate or replace landscaping or sprinkler systems in the right-of-way or easement?

Project Selection

The City uses many criteria for selecting when and how to complete reconstruction of municipal utility and street improvements. See also the site describing Infrastructure Resource Management to review the data developed and utilized for Project Selection.

They include, but are not limited to:
Pavement Management Program
Sewer and Water System Analysis
Financing

Proposed 5-Year CIP (Capital Improvement Plan)

Using the Project Selection criteria above, the City develops a 5-Year CIP outlining the potential projects that may be completed over the next 5-Year period.

The CIP is only a rough plan as to these projects, and should be generally seen as an indicator, or rough proposal, of when a project may be completed.

It is not a guarantee that a project will be done, and does not indicate all projects that may be completed in that time frame. This plan changes dramatically on a year-by-year basis based on financial and political considerations, feasibility, prioritization or other factors. Please contact the Engineering Department if you would like more information regarding a project.

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