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$4.3M pricetag for 8th Street reconstruction
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MONROE - At first glance, the estimated cost to completely reconstruct 3,800 feet of 8th Street on the city's west side will be about $4.3 million - another million would get the overhead wires underground. The city's public works board members and staff discussed the preliminary designs with Fehr Graham's project engineer Jesse Duff Monday. Before moving the plans forward, board members chose to wait for results of an in-depth traffic study to determine whether four lanes or two lanes with a middle turn lane is safer and more appropriate for the area, and whether roundabouts will improve traffic flow.

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