Earlier this month, the City of Shelton Public Works Department applied for grant funding to assist with permanent pavement repairs through the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Emergency Repair Program. TIB approved funding for a one-time 2017 Emergency Repair Program in recognition of state and local emergency proclamations regarding severe winter weather. Thanks to the efforts of the City’s public works department, Shelton was awarded $50,000 – the maximum available to any one agency.
City officials have identified several streets throughout Shelton with damaged pavement segments that meet the eligibility requirements established by the TIB, including Olympic Highway, North 1st Street, North 13th Street, Johns Prairie Road, and Railroad Avenue. To be eligible, the proposed pavement repair square footage must be less than 25% of the total street surface, where a sufficient base exists, on a federally classified route that is in serviceable condition. The repairs are scheduled to take place throughout the summer prior to the required August 31st completion deadline. The City will continue to post project updates and road closure notifications throughout the duration of the repairs