WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite a lack of funding for transportation in the state, Excelsior Springs has been busy with multiple projects, improving its roads, updating utilities, while also planning for the future.
“We are fortunate to have the state’s partnership in improving our infrastructure to allow for better transportation,” said Mayor Ambrose Buckman. “The Council’s focus to invest in the main passageways through our town will improve transit for the future and provide safety for our citizens and visitors.”
Two of the City’s historic bridges have been under construction since April of this year in a $4.6 million dollar project, replacing the structures that provide the main thoroughfare through the east side of town on State Highway 10. The City partnered with the State of Missouri, providing close to $500,000, in order to restructure nearby streets and inlay new sidewalks. MoDOT has a stop date of December 1st and workers on site confirm they are keeping that schedule.
In August of this year the Council approved a contract with Ideker for reconstruction of the runway at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport. The work will also include sealing of the pavement around the office building and hangars. MoDOT originally projected a $657,266.50 price tag for the project. The bid from Ideker, a local company, came in at $438,663. Paving of the runway began this week and is expected to be complete by the end of October. MoDOT will reimburse the City ninety percent of the costs.
In addition to the work that the state is doing in the City, water system improvements and sewer upgrades are also being made in order to be compliant with state requirements.