Monday, November 2, 2009


The City of Springfield is poised to resurface two of its worst streets, Eleventh Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Thanks to a state grant of $635,000, the City will soon overlay and repair the two major streets.

“Hopefully we can still get these projects done this fall,” Mayor Tim Davlin said. “But, if the weather prevents completion, we will work on them as soon as we can this Spring. These two aging thoroughfares are clearly in need of resurfacing so that they can better handle current and future traffic loads.”

“I want to thank State Representative Raymond Poe for including these projects into the state appropriation,” Davlin added. “Without his help and assistance, we would still be looking for funding to resurface these busy streets.”

The projects cover Eleventh Street from Ash to Stanford, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive from South Grand to Ash. The emergency repair funds cover milling, overlaying, and curb and gutter replacement. The Springfield City Council is prepared to approve the two projects at its next meeting.

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