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Last updated: June 30. 2014 1:11PM - 417 Views
By - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



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The City of Russellville is in the process of continuing the second phase of its Streepscape project. The project calls for new sidewalks, curbing, lights and aesthetic items such as flower pots, flag poles and trash cans.


The phase being completed now will go from the west block on Main Street staring at the clerk’s office to the police department on the square. The first part of the second phase was completed last year on the eastern side of the square from 5th Street down to 4th Street.


The city received grant monies from the state and federal governments to complete these renovations downtown. The most recent project is costing approximately $85,584. After this project, the city hopes to get more funding to continue around the square.


“We have been fortunate enough to receive these funds and make these changes to our town,” said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton. “After this phase, we will turn around and apply for another grant to finish the job.”


It is in the plans to take out the bumpouts that were put in on the east part of the square during the first part of phase two to match the other side, which will not have them. The bumpouts were part of the original project, but have proven to be problematic due to traffic and drainage issues.


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