Russellville Council confronts road issues

Monday, July 30, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE -- While it anticipates the long-awaited work set to begin on Bridge 15 along Ind. 236, the small town of Russellville is figuring out how to maintain its own roads.

At its monthly meeting on Monday, the Russellville Town Council heard input regarding work needed to be done on local alleyways. Much of the discussion focused on what kind of material was needed.

Residents with local construction experience said that the alleyways, such as the one behind the Harrison Street Tavern, would require stone to properly pave them. They provided that work previously done with coal mix had eroded away, leaving the streets in rough shape.

The town council approved the purchase of two loads of stone, with one individual load costing $306. However, the equipment needed to perform the task is already in hand.

Residents were updated on larger ongoing road improvements through the Community Crossings grant from the state. The work has had recent setbacks, including a dump truck recently being overturned. However, the council said that Second Street had been excavated, and that other roads were being prepared.

The next town council meeting is scheduled for Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Russellville Town Hall at 211 S. Harrison St.

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