The El Centro City Council is set to take action Wednesday intended to ultimately bring a $21 million overpass to Imperial Avenue at Interstate 8.
The council meets in open session at 6:30 p.m. at 1275 Main St.
The council will be asked to pay $150,000 toward the preparation of a project report and environmental documents for the overpass. Of the requested money, $132,795 would come from the city's federal regional surface transportation program fund and $17,205 from its Local Transportation Authority fund.
If constructed, the overpass is expected to be completed by the end of 2005, according to a city staff report. The city sees economic benefits from the connection of the city's north and south via Imperial Avenue. A resolution accompanying the request states a subsequent agreement will detail how the project will be designed, financed, engineered and maintained.
In other business, the council:
· will be asked to approve $262,000 for the construction of a public works warehouse and office building at the city corporate yard. Of that amount, $12,000 is included in the city's 2001 budget, while $250,000 for the construction is included in the city's proposed budget for 2002.