Spring Street corridor getting improvements
It is not your eyes, Spring Street is a little brighter thanks in part to the new lighting that was recently installed.
The new lighting along with new bike paths and better sidewalks are part of a larger project to make the Spring and Morgan Street Corridors more enticing to visitors.
Funding for this project comes a year after the city received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation (2013 Transportation Enhancement Grant), the same entity that helped fund phase one of the Katy Bridge redevelopment.
For the past several weeks crews have been busy trying to make the Spring Street Corridor more beautiful.
This project was a recommendation from the DREAM consultants, which includes recommendations to improve bicycle/pedestrian access around the Katy Depot, make the Katy Trail clearer and easier to follow through Boonville and try to connect the Boonville Tourism Hub area with the Main Street.
"The lighting is a way of visually connecting the Tourism Hub and the Main Street. We do have plans developed to make similar improvements on Morgan Street, however we will have to wait for another grant opportunity to do this project," Boonville Assistant Administrator Kate Fjell said.
Now, peddlers may have an easier and brighter way to get to the central part of Boonville. It will also allow individuals within the city to have easier access to the Katy Trail.