Lead moving forward with Houston St. project

A $1 million renovation of Houston, Pavilion, and south Mill streets is scheduled to begin in May 2019 and will be almost entirely funded by grants from the state. Pioneer photo by Alex Portal

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LEAD — City Administrator Mike Stahl updated Lead commissioners at Monday’s commission meeting on the funding of a $1 million renovation project that will take place on Houston, Pavilion, and South Mill streets next year.

Stahl said that in 2017 the city received a $400,000 grant from the Department of Transportation and was recently awarded $519,500 as a Community Development Block Grant from the state. The estimated cost of the project is $1,035,385.

“We did pretty well actually getting $900,000 in grants,” he said.

The Houston Street project is scheduled to start in may 2019 and will make improvements to Houston, Pavilion, and South Mill Streets such as replaced water and sewer lines, storm drain improvements, as well as the addition of lights and guardrails, and repaving the road. 

“There’s a process that has to happen,” Stahl said. “I think we can meet all the deadlines and get a bid out in the late winter, early spring.”

As the project moves forward, Stahl said, there will be many public hearings and updates to come.

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