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$11 million worth of reconstruction on tap for 2015

Two big utility and street reconstruction projects, totalling nearly $11 million, are planned for 2015.
The Glencoe City Council heard the feasibility reports on each of the projects at its Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting.
Justin Black of Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) presented the reports.
Black again stated the need for the projects. The underground utilities have exceeded their useful life and are beginning to fail.  The utilities are believed to have been installed in the 1950s or before. Many of the roads were constructed at the same time.
Armstrong Avenue
 The Armstrong Avenue project includes:
• Armstrong Avenue from Seventh Street to 13th Street;
• Baxter Avenue from the vacated Fifth Street to Seventh Street;
• Baxter Avenue from the cemetery drainage ditch to the vacated Fifth Street;
• Seventh Street from Armstrong Avenue to Chandler Avenue; and
• Eighth Street from Armstrong to Chandler Avenue.
The total cost of this project is estimated at $4.485 million.
The street improvement will make up the largest portion of the total cost at $2.089 million.
The storm sewer improvements are estimated at $1.305 million while the water main improvements are $658,000.
The estimates for the sanitary sewer improvements are $329,000 and the trail and sidewalk would be $104,000.

For more about the projects, see the Sept. 10 print edition of The Chronicle.