ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud city council is already planning ahead on some major street construction projects for next year, with a total cost of nearly $8.3 million.

During tonight's (Monday) meeting, the city council is holding three public hearings on three separate major projects.

First, residents in the Raymond Avenue Northeast area will have a chance to weigh-in a project in their neighborhood. Reconstruction of Wilson Avenue Northeast, adding curb and gutter to several other streets, and creating a railroad quiet zone at 4 1/2 street northeast are all part of the plans. Total cost for that project is almost $6.1 million.

Next, a public hearing on planned improvements to 22nd Street South - from Quarry Road to Oak Grove Road. Improvements include: water main, street reconstruction, curb and gutter, and sidewalk. This project is estimated to cost over $1.3 million.

And the city council will also hold a public hearing on seal coat and bituminous resurfacing on 9th Avenue South/Clearwater Road from University Drive to 22nd Street South. The cost of this project is estimated at about $820,000.