Infrastructure, Street work to move forward

gcc work sessionThe City of Galesburg’s prioritized list of infrastructure and street improvements got a verbal OK from aldermen last night.

City Council met in a work session to give their thoughts on a number of different projects that are expected to take place in the coming years.

Among projects discussed last night include a $2.2 Million replacement of parts of the Farnham Street bridge, and a $3.45 Million “design and rehabilitation” to the Armory building.

A market study has currently been enacted for that building. City Manager Todd Thompson told council last night that if Armory plans don’t come through, money can be used elsewhere.

“It doesn’t absolutely lock us in to doing that,” says Thompson. “We’ll bring back the market study as well as the cost analysis of what the improvements would entail. If we didn’t do it, later we could put in additional road projects or other projects into that slot.”

A number of repavement projects and brick overlaying of various city streets are on the list as well. Projects are being funded through utility tax dollars and a $10 Million bond issue.

A final decision on the capital improvement plan goes before council in regular session later this month.

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