NacChat Episode 26- Summer Street Projects
Update on October 2, 2018:
The 2018 Street Crack Seal Project continued this week with crack sealing of Elizabeth Street, John Street and Ruby Street. Cracks have also been routed on Shumard Oak Street and Texas Oak Street and will be sealed after a couple of days of dry weather.
The 2018 Seal Coat Project continued this week with patching and level-up on E. Hospital Street and Fulgham Street as well as installation of seal coat on White Oak Street, Inwood Lane, Northwood Circle, Norma Street, Woodway Lane, Mr. Henry's Drive, Millard Drive and N. Pecan Street.
The 2018 Street Crack Seal Project is well underway! Over the past two weeks, contractors have been routing cracks and patching pavement on Inwood Lane, White Oak Street, Northwood Circle, Norma Street, Woodway Lane, Zeno Street, N. Pecan Street, Mr. Henry's Drive, Millard Drive, Westward Drive, Windsor Drive, Arthur Drive and Essex Street. In this episode of NacChat, Amy visits with Case Opperman, Assistant City Engineer, about our upcoming summer street projects!
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Amy and Case begin this podcast by getting to know a little about Case and what his job is with the #CityofNac! (00:40)
Case discusses current projects that our Streets Department have been working on. (1:52)
Crack sealing 24 city residential streets (2:13)
Seal Coating Project (Patching streets and leveling are included in this! (2:54)
Amy asks about the funding of street projects. Case explains how the Street Use Fee it utilized and what is covered by the Capital Improvements fund. (4:48)
Case tells us how streets are picked for the sealing improvements. (5:40)
Amy asks what the "Zipper Machine" is used for during street maintenance. Case gives us the real name-- a Milling Machine-- and tells us how it is used. (7:47)
*Disclaimer: Amy is NOT allowed to operate this machine!*
Case reviews our Street Maintenance Report and explains the method of choosing which streets get serviced. (9:14)
What is happening with the new Street Use Fee? (10:40)
Case explains how the weather effects street projects. (11:50)
Check out this map of current and upcoming projects!
Amy Mehaffey began her work with the City of Nacogdoches in July 2015. Prior to this, she worked as a 4-H Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. In this role she did marketing and promotion for the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and served as the event coordinator for Texas 4-H Roundup, the agency’s largest event. Amy graduated in May 2015 with her PhD in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in youth development. During the pursuit of this degree she also received a certificate in Prevention Science and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Previously, she completed a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Communications at Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s of Science in the same field at Texas Tech University. Amy is also a freelance photographer and enjoys Texas A&M football in the fall. She is married to John Michael Mehaffey who is a professor of Animal Science at Stephen F. Austin State University. They are proud parents to Hattie Mae Mehaffey, born September 1, 2016 and are expecting another, Hunter Leigh Mehaffey in July 2018.