Godfrey's Trustees have decided on one capital project that will get funded this year, but a second is still in limbo. While thousands are affected by the large-scale work being done by IDOT with the 255 and Corridor 67 Projects, the project that got the green light at this week's village board meeting will personally impact those in a neighborhood that has seen a fair amount of change over the past few years.
The streets in the Piasa Hills Subdivision were torn up as part of the sewer extension project, and last year the first third of the work to repave them was completed. Jim Lewis, the village's Director of Maintenance, says this will be part 2 of 3.
He says the money available comes from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, which is appropriated by the state. MFT Funds are also set aside for the Taylor Avenue widening and overlay project, but that one was not approved last night. Some trustees wanted to see what it would cost to do a full curb and gutter project on the 1,000 feet in question. That may throw the project into a different category as far as IDOT is concerned, but the engineer promised to come back with some figures at the June 19 meeting.