Festus finally gets the green light for West Main Street project

(Festus) After several delays, Festus has finally been given approval for phase one of street improvements to West Main Street. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says it took a long time to get to this point.

The project will include new lighting, improved sidewalks, and replacing the street surface. However, also included will be a new water main along that street, which is badly needed.

Phase one of the project will have these improvements starting from Mill Street and going west to Park Avenue. A contract will likely be awarded sometime next month, and work will begin next spring.

Phase two, which could be approved before the end of the year, will go from Park Avenue all the way to the Interstate 55 overpass.