With the assistance of Missouri Division of Transportation funds, the Metropolis of Fulton hopes to quickly set up sidewalks alongside each side of Enterprise 54 between Collier Lane and Westminster Avenue.
With the addition of this stretch, pedestrians will be capable of stick with the sidewalk all the way in which from Sonic Drive-In to the Fulton Oriental Retailer.
Throughout Tuesday evening’s Fulton Metropolis Council assembly, council members unanimously handed a decision and the primary studying of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to use for MoDOT’s Transportation Alternate options Program and Value-Share Program.
“That is two years within the making,” mentioned Jeff Stone, Ward 2 metropolis council member.
Beforehand, metropolis interim engineer Kyle Bruemmer defined, the town had utilized for funds to finish this similar venture. MoDOT rejected its utility on the time due to one other venture already underway on the identical stretch of street — MoDOT considered the venture as extra of a “roadway venture,” and thus outdoors the purview of the Transportation Various Funds, which focuses on non-motorized transport.
This yr, metropolis officers have already spoken to MoDOT concerning the venture and Bruemmer appeared assured the venture would transfer ahead this time.
“I did not suppose MoDOT would have (these grants) this yr, however I assume there’s sufficient funds,” Bruemmer mentioned.
The TAP funds can pay for 80 p.c of the price of putting in a sidewalk and constructing a curb and gutter on the east aspect of the street. Work on the west aspect of the street, and any enhancements related to the street moderately than the sidewalk, will fall beneath the Value-Share Program, with MoDOT paying half.
“The Enterprise 54 Collier to Westminster Avenue Enhancements Mission will improve motorist and pedestrian security, promote pedestrian transportation, enhance aesthetics and encourage financial growth within the Metropolis of Fulton by way of improved infrastructure,” the ordinance learn Tuesday states.
Google Maps places the gap between Collier and Westminster at about .2 miles.
Metropolis workers calculated the utmost quantity Fulton can pay for the venture is $275,000.
The ordinance related to the venture should bear two extra readings and a ultimate vote throughout future metropolis council conferences, which council members can full by the point the applying is due in late January.
Metropolis council members are already eyeing different stretches of street that would profit from sidewalks, with Fourth Ward council member Bob Washington pointing to the part of North Enterprise 54 round Fulton Excessive Faculty.