Foley decides to go forward with Farmers Market Road project

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 5/26/20

FOLEY - Foley council made the decision during its May meeting to return to the original plan of improving Farmers Market Road as opposed to extending Pecan Street.

Earlier this year, Foley passed …

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Foley decides to go forward with Farmers Market Road project

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FOLEY - Foley council made the decision during its May meeting to return to the original plan of improving Farmers Market Road as opposed to extending Pecan Street.

Earlier this year, Foley passed a resolution to increase and appropriate funds to connect Pride Drive North to South Pecan Street, while pushing back the planned Farmers Market Road project. At the time, Pecan Street had become a higher priority than Farmers Market Road due to OWA’s upcoming RV Park. With OWA’s schedule altered due to the economic shutdown, Foley is reprioritizing some projects.

Plans for the Farmers Market Road project are complete, and city engineers are ready to begin the project. The project is cheaper than the Pecan Street extension, which will save the city approximately $100,000 and reduce expenses for the 2020 fiscal year.

Originally, a hotel was planned for construction along County Road 20. This brought about discussions of constructing sidewalks along Farmers Market Road. Though a sidewalk is not being constructed as part of the current road project, it is planned for the future.

Equipment was purchased earlier in the year in anticipation of road building projects, until such projects were put on hold. Now, the equipment will be put to use on Farmers Market Road.

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