Monday, June 27, 2011

City officials have land appraised for completion of 11th St. extension

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston said Friday the city has an appraisal of land it wishes to purchase from a local company to allow completion of 11th Street south of Stevenson Drive.

“That is something that has needed to be done for some years,” Houston said of the potential extension of the road to the area of the University of Illinois Springfield.

The mayor said negotiations continue with the property owner, Contech Construction Products. And while he could not say how long talks might take for purchase of the land, which is to be done with federal money, he did say eventual completion of the 11th Street project is needed.

The project was featured in an June 25, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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