Mayor Byron W. Brown and Council President Richard Fontana announced today plans for a million dollar plus improvement project for the Lovejoy District, which will include East Lovejoy Street, Clinton Street and East Delavan Avenue. They also announced that LiRo Engineers, Inc. has been hired as the Consultant engineer for the project.
The streetscape project, scheduled to begin next spring, will include street lighting replacement with energy saving LED lighting, pavement reconstruction curbs, sidewalks, drainage system plus new handicap accessible walkways.
Mayor Brown said of the $1.3 million dollar initiative, "These types of projects only add to the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the area. Significant infrastructure improvements like this also strengthen the neighborhoods and help attract new investment into the area. I want to thank Council President Fontana for his diligent work on this project."
Council President Fontana added, "These Lovejoy District communities are already desirable neighborhoods and these improvements to the business strips will further enhance their appeal to new and existing residents."
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of next year and will be funded through the City's capital budget.