Council to consider riverwalk, streetscapes resolutions

Resolutions on easements for the extension of the city's riverwalk and the change orders to the Broad Street streetscapes project will be on the agenda when the Phenix City Council meets at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

The council meets in its chambers in the Public Safety Building, 1111 Broad St., after meeting in work session the previous night.

The city plans to extend the riverwalk from where it currently ends at the western end of the 14th Street Bridge to Idle Hour Park, off Airport Road in the northern section of town.

The city is acquiring easements on property along the proposed route. The resolution to be voted on Tuesday involves sections of land owned by Uptown Columbus Inc., and the Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust Inc.

The streetscapes project began last summer and on schedule for a fall 2008 completion. The project, which widens the median and sidewalks along Broad Street while narrowing the traffic lanes to four (two northbound and two southbound), was originally estimated to cost $ 3.5 million. The resolution the council will consider during Tuesday's meeting will involve an $81,283.07 change order with MBC Southeast Inc., the Auburn, Ala., construction firm performing the work.