Franklin Avenue Work Progress

The money part of the second phase of work on Franklin Avenue is nearly in place.

The Kirksville City Council is expected to approve a contract tonight that specifies how the city will spend a $415-thousand grant from the state fund for transportation enhancement projects. The grant requires the city put in at least 20-percent of that, but due to the higher cost of the full project, the city will be spending just over $392-thousand from Downtown TIF funds to get the work done. Phase 2 consists of sidewalks, curb and gutter, decorative lighting, installing a median and removing some parking. The work will also address some storm water drainage issues.