Foley City Council Authorizes Intersection Design Process After Heated Debate
FOLEY -- After two hours of discussion, the Foley city council agreed to move forward with plans to fix a dangerous intersection in their downtown.
During tonight's (Tuesday) city council meeting a public hearing was held to present proposed plans for repairing the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Dewey Street.
The city is looking at reconstruction two blocks of both roads at the same time to include road repairs, sidewalk repairs, decorative lighting and crosswalk painting.
The total project would cost about $2.6-million and would take about three months to finish.
The council chamber was full of people who voiced their concerns about the project. Several business owners were afraid of the financial hit they would take, while residents were concerned on what the cost impacts would do to their property.
After further debate the council voted 4-1 in favor to authorize initial designs plans for improvements.
This is just the first step in a long process. From here staff would need to start planning official designs, collect bids and approve a contractor, all which need final approval by the council.
The city hopes to begin construction by this summer.