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Public input wanted for potential street project

Residents will be able to voice their opinions about problems with 5th St. at a public hearing at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Florence City building.

A portion is riddled with holes, and gutters that are falling apart.

Mayor Mary Shipman said repairs would cost around $600,000. The city is applying for a grant through Kansas Department of Transportation to help with the costs, but she said the project could involve raising taxes.

“It’s not a done deal, but that portion of the street is in pretty bad shape,” she said.

The plan is to pave from Doyle St. to just past the intersection at Main St. A portion of the street from Doyle St. to US-77 was completed a few years ago, Shipman said.

No bids have been received, but if residents sign off on the project, Shipman anticipates work might start next year.

Last modified July 31, 2014