Public Works Director Karen Phillips told the City Council Monday night that parts of Martin Luther King Blvd., East Street and Stephen J. White Memorial Blvd. will be closed down for work.
The work on MLK will involve repair of speed cushions, Phillips said. The section of road is between the intersections of West Battle Street and College Street. “This closure will allow the Public Works Department to place a proper foundation under a speed cushion in this location and properly secure for continued use. The repair will take two days complete. The road will be closed to all through traffic for the two day duration and will reopen Friday, Sept. 27,” she said.
Alabama 77/East Street will be closed Thursday between Mosley Street and Coosa Street to install a new railroad crossing panel.
“This closure will allow CSX Railroad to install the composite rail crossing panels that the city purchased. This closure should not last more than one day, and the intersection will be reopened on Friday, Sept. 27,” said Phillips.
The four crossings at Stephen J. White were supposed to have been closed between Sept. 9 and Sept. 13 for a similar project, but “due to unforeseen foundation and material issues, CSX requested that the tracks remain closed for an additional two weeks. After speaking with the rail master, the crossing should be installed and the road reopened, weather permitting, by Friday, Sept. 27.”
Phillips told the council the issues that had slowed down the White crossings would not be an issue on East Street.
Also Monday, the council:
O Heard a presentation from Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jason Daves on tentative plans for the city’s Christmas celebration.
O Approved the holiday schedule for the coming fiscal year, which includes 13 city holidays, same as last year, according to manager Brian Muenger.
O Approved an ordinance surplusing property formerly belonging to the Wehadkee Dye Plant on West and Jackson Streets.
O Excused Council President Horace Patterson, who was absent.
O Approved an ordinance setting a uniform speed limit of 25 miles per hour on South Street and closing it truck traffic.
O Approved a contract with Lisa Williams of Motor City Swim to use the Spring Street Recreation Center Pool for $250 per month.
O Approved an agreement with Capital Bankcard to provide the city with credit/debit card terminals in the finance, police, recreation and municipal court departments.
O Announced that a budget work session will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., followed by a called council meeting Monday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. to approve the budget. The next regular council meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7.
O Announced that electronic recycling day will be Friday, Oct. 4.
Contact Chris Norwood at firstname.lastname@example.org