By RANDY PIERCE
Funding totaling $213,824 to be used toward the improvement of Keebler Road in Maryville has been approved by the Madison County Board at its most recent meeting.
The rehabilitation of the thoroughfare, which has seen heavier use in recent years when compared to the past because of increased development in that vicinity, will run from the intersection of Keebler and Sher-Nan Drive north to just south of Illinois Route 162.
The upgrading will consist of milling and adding new pavement to the roadway surface, replacing curbs, gutters, sidewalks and improving access/egress areas from adjacent properties, striping and other work that is necessary to complete the project.
The aforementioned commitment from the county is a matching share of the cost with the balance to come from federal funding sources.
The resolution to provide this fiscal support for what are referred to as the first and second phases of the Keebler Road improvements was presented by the county board transportation committee chaired by William Meyer of Hamel with the consent of its members Michael Holliday Sr. of Alton, Judy Kuhn of Trenton, Matt King of East Alton, Chris Hankins of Pontoon Beach, Mike Walters of Godfrey and Ryan Kneedler of Collinsville.