Officials: River Falls Street ahead of schedule

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tim Ramsden of CDG Engineers told members of the Andalusia City Council on Tuesday that the River Falls Street project is ahead of schedule.

Ramsden said CenturyLink is expected to have wires off the poles in the next two weeks, which will mean workers can begin installing new streetlights.

“The natural gas portion of the project is next,” Ramsden said. “Southeast Alabama Gas District is working with the contractor. The Public Service Commission regulates gas lines stringently.”

Ramsden said the “wearing surface” of the street project will be the last to go down.

Police Chief Wilbur Williams reminds all that the part of the street is officially closed and that officers are stopping drivers who don’t have business on the street.