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Nov 19

Main Street Pedestrian Project

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM by Melitta Duncan

Recently, the City awarded the lowest and best bid to Ferrell Paving in the amount of $1,393,727.42 to begin construction on this long-awaited and long-planned project.  This project will add sidewalks on both sides of Main Street extending from Highway 51 to Northwest Drive, then carrying southward along Northwest Drive to City Hall and Saucier Park.  It will also add new mast arm traffic signals with pedestrian crossing options at the intersection of Whitworth/Main.

 The City received federal co-op money administered through MDOT in the amount of $991,341 allowing the City to fund this project completely with just $487,386.42 of City funds.  Projects like this get delayed from time to time due to property right-of-way and utility obstacles.  Projected completion of this project is in September, ‘21 and will be well worth the wait as it will help us with our goals of the revitalization of our original business district and the improvement of pedestrian options in our city.

 If you haven’t been to Saucier Park behind City Hall, you are missing a beautiful park.  Connecting this park to this new pedestrian path will add an excellent new amenity for our citizens.