The City of Galesburg has new projects underway, projects about to finish, and even more on the horizon. Director of Planning and Public Works Wayne Carl says the Farnham Street Bridge should reopen by Wednesday, May 15th. The contractor laid the final layer of asphalt on Friday and just has some landscaping and striping work to do.
Later this summer sidewalks on Prairie from Main to Ferris and on Cherry from Main to Simmons will be replaced. “We’ll be following the Downtown Master Plan as well as what we’ve been following for Park Plaza that we had Massey & Massey – the firm – do for the whole downtown area,” Carl said. “So we’ll be doing that sidewalk project here soon.”
On the horizon, North Academy Street from Ferris to North will be reconstructed with brick. Monroe Street from North to Losey Street will be reconstructed as concrete.
The City also plans a series of resurfacing in spot locations around town. Resurfacing areas include West Losey near Linwood Road, East Losey between Seminary and Chambers, Chamber and Pearl, Lincoln Street south of Williams Street, and several spots on Monmouth Boulevard.
Other upcoming projects include phase 3 of the lead water service line replacement later this week. Another 500 service lines are slated to be replaced – 1,100 have already been replaced. The City has applied for another forgivable loan from the IEPA for next year’s phase 4.