The Wood River downtown streetscape project has been completed, but the city will be taking the improvements even further down Ferguson Avenue. Phase 1 of the project included work on Ferguson Avenue from Wood River Avenue to 2nd Street. This new project will take in the area from Old St. Louis Road to 6th Street, minus the area that was recently upgraded.
The previous project included lighting and walkway upgrades, new sidewalks, and fresh pavement. Public Services Director Steve Palen says this new one will be similar.
Palen says funding for the project comes from surface transportation funds that come from a grant that they applied for 4 or 5 years ago.