The Village of L’Anse is moving forward with a plan to repair one of its most badly-deteriorated roads.
L’Anse Avenue between US-41 and Broad Street is a major access road into the village, and has been in terrible shape for years.
Village Manager Bob LaFave told the council last night that two recent attempts to obtain grants to rebuild the road and address other streets in the village failed.
Plan B is to take the money that had been saved to use as matching funds for the grants, and use it to do a simple repave of the street.
Greg Kingstrom from U.P. Engineers and Architects admitted it will be a band-aid… but a band-aid that the village can afford.
LaFave also hopes that the project can address some of the drainage issues that exist along the east side of L’Anse Avenue, where the road pavement segues into the pavement of several business parking areas.
With several major highway projects being planned in the region next summer, Kingstrom anticipates that one of the contractors might fit in a small job at minimal cost.
The village hopes to take bids on the L’Anse Avenue project this spring, and have the work done by the end of the summer.
In other news, the council appointed Tammy Englehardt to the Downtown Development Authority Board.
Englehardt owns Indian Country Sports.