City Council conducts informational meeting on '15 street projects
The Springfield City Council conducted an informational meeting the evening of December 16 regarding plans for 2015 city infrastructure improvements.
Twenty-seven residents, who are affected and will benefit from these street improvement projects, attended the meeting held at the Springfield Area Community Center. City Engineer Andy Kehren explained the proposed plan that includes Van Dusen Street from Highway 14 to Spring Avenue, and Gamble Street from Ray Avenue to Burns Avenue. The proposed project calls for complete street reconstruction along with underground water and storm sewer reconstruction. Plans for the Van Dusen Street project are designed with a 40-foot roadway that will call for the removal of curb and gutter as well as most boulevard trees, and to upsize water main and storm sewers.
The Van Dusen project is estimated to cost $1,746,000; and the Gamble Street project is estimated at $360,000 — for a total of $2,106,000. Funding sources, according to the plan, will be $951,000 provided by city funds, $311,000 with Public Utilities Commission funds, and $844,000 by assessments to property owners in the project area.
A public hearing regarding the project will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Springfield Area Community Center. See this week's Advance-Press for more news from the city council.