Less than a month after wrapping up work on the second phase of the Central Street Project, Bethalto’s Village Board has shifted their focus back to the first phase of the project by approving an agreement for professional services with Oates and Associates during Monday night’s meeting. The deal is worth $92,700 but the village will only be on the hook for $18,540 after receiving enough grant-funding to cover 80-percent of the costs.
No timetable for the project was given, however Mayor Alan Winslow says it will improve the area surrounding the intersection of Prairie, Central, and Mill streets.
Winslow also says that the project will help create a better flow to traffic in the area without completely removing the concrete islands that direct traffic on the western side of the intersection.
In other business, Mayor Winslow informed the board that the second phase of the sports complex will be altered due to the location of a wetland, the board approved three resolutions allowing for the demolition of properties located at 731 Dugger Street, 424 Shellview Street and 916 Mill Street, and a timetable for the demolition of the property located at 406 East Bethalto Drive was announced.