Archive for Thursday, February 19, 2004

Basehor Council to seek loan

February 19, 2004

The Basehor City Council will pursue a revolving loan through the Kansas Department of Transportation to possibly help fund a $670,000 street improvement project.

During a work session Tuesday, Feb. 17, City Council members decided to wait 60-days before making a decision for improvements to 147th Street. The delay will allow city officials more time to explore loan opportunities, city officials said.

The city is seeking to improve approximately 2,000 feet of roadway on 147th Street beginning at Parallel Road and moving north.

The street connects motorists with the Falcon Lakes residential area, restaurant and golf course in north Basehor as well as Lansing and Leavenworth. Improving the street is important for motorist access as well as economic development, city officials contend.

An industrial park also sits just east of 147th Street. In recent years, the street has deteriorated from a chip and seal base to little more than gravel.

The two-month delay will allow new city administrator David Fuqua an opportunity to explore funding possibility for the street construction, city officials said.

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