Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville, Illinois

Saint Louis Street

A Historic Destination.
Update on the City Power Line and Street Light Project. •PDF• •Print• •E-mail•

The project is proceeding as planned. It is anticipated that JF Electric will present its proposed contract to the City of Edwardsville before the City Council meeting of December 20. lf approved, as anticipated, the project should start shortly thereafter. It is possible that staking of the project could begin before that date. ln the meantime, the city has been in negotiations with the company supplying the lights for the street. ln addition, AT&T and Charter have been contacted to begin working on the plans to bury the telephone and cable lines. It is hoped that the project will be completed by early spring, in time for reseeding where necessary and replacing plants and shrubs which have been disrupted.

Fund raisers Larry Hepler and Joe Gugger have been busy and report that they have raised pledges in excess of $176,000 for the Greater Edwardsville Glen Carbon Foundation Fund which was started to improve historic St. Louis Street. Letters have gone out to those who have pledged and 85% of the pledges have now been collected. The city will be requesting a grant from GEACF to help them complete the project to beautify this historic district.

The City Council approved the creation of the special service area at its November 1 meeting, and the bonds are being prepared and will be issued on December 15. An informational meeting is being planned for those affected by the project once the contract and the construction schedule are finalized. Keep turning to the Historic St. Louis Street website for updates as the City project proceeds.

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