Unit 2 School Board Approves Dewey Street Project

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The north end of Dewey Street in Greenville, which is owned by the Unit 2 school district, will be improved in the near future.

At Monday night’s Unit 2 school board meeting, the board followed the recommendations from its Building and Grounds Committee, and accepted the low bids from Kassen Excavating to concrete a section of the road, concrete the middle exit turnout lane at the bus turn around, and oil and chip the remaining turn lanes. Material from the current road surface will be milled and kept by the district for future needs.

It was also announced that three large trees on the north end of the road would be removed in order to widen the street. One of the trees is dead and it was reported that the other two are in a deteriorated condition.

The estimated cost for the entire road project is not to exceed $350,000. Superintendent Jeff Strieker advised the board the district has approximately $480,000 in its life-safety fund, which can be used to cover the cost, and Unit 2 will be receiving another $176,000 in the fund when real estate taxes are distributed this year.

The Dewey Street project could possibly begin as soon as this week.