By MATT BLOIS
The city of Spring Hill is preparing to improve a rural road that will be the future site for hundreds of homes, and residents met with city officials at a public meeting about the project on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the city’s Facebook page, the motive for improving Tom Lunn Road is to ensure adequate infrastructure is in place before the construction of those homes.
Over the next few years, several developers will be building homes along that road, and they will have to pay for the portion of the road that goes in front of their properties. The city is considering paying for the rest of the project.
The road is currently a narrow roadway with no shoulder and no curb. The plan is to expand the lanes to 12 feet wide and add a three foot wide shoulder. The project would span just over a mile.
Residents from the area came to the meeting to learn more about the project. City staff and a consultant on the project talked with individual homeowners to make sure that the project wouldn’t cause any major conflicts with their properties.
The project will likely cost between $800,000 and $1 million. The city is wrapping up the design for the road, and construction on the road could start soon. Infrastructure director Philip Stuckert estimated that the project would be completed by late spring or early summer 2019.