There will be plenty of hard-hats in Napoleon this year, with construction projects scattered all over the city. One of the biggest will be the widening and safety improvements for Scott Street, between Clinton and Lagrange Streets. Utility crews have moved gas and electric lines to gear-up for the full-scale construction that is slated to get underway this spring.
Napoleon Council approved the specs and plans for the work, during their Monday meeting; which will include widening Scott Street to three lanes in that section, and an upgrade to the railroad crossing. Some sewer separation work is also planned for this project. And Napoleon has put stipulations in the contract, that the Lagrange and Scott Street intersection cannot be closed for more than 30 consecutive days, while the work is going-on. The project is expected to take until fall to complete this year, with a price-tag of 3.66 million dollars. A grant from the state will pick-up about 3 million dollars of that cost.