South Mill Street work about to take off

(Festus) A huge STP project on South Mill Street in Festus is about to begin. The work will include new ADA sidewalks on both sides of the road, new street lighting, and of course several areas of repaired or replaced concrete street pads. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says much of the prep work is happening now, and this work will include a pedestrian crossing at South Mill and A Highway.

Camp says the concrete work should begin in the next few weeks.

Camp says the work will certainly cause traffic issues on South Mill, but there are several sections that need to be addressed.

Kimes Contracting out of Hillsboro will be handling the road work, and 80 percent of the project is paid for with government funding.