Peniel Road/Walker Street improvements to be complete Nov. 30

Published 11:33am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved the state’s secondary road program on July 9. The county agreed to add the Peniel/Walker Street project to this year’s state list and remove a proposed project to widen Collinsville Road. The Collinsville Road widening project was moved to the 2013 plan.

The state was asked by Columbus to include curb and drainage to the state’s Peniel Road/Walker Street resurfacing project so the town can install sidewalks at a later date.

Columbus Town Council has discussed its desire to install a sidewalk from the Holly Hills subdivision along Peniel Road into town. No estimates of when the sidewalk will be installed have yet been discussed.

Cannon said the current work being done has no detours and that work is being performed utilizing lane closures and proper traffic control.

The state’s budget for the project is $400,000.

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