More work planned for Griffith's Broad Street

2012-05-05T16:00:00Z More work planned for Griffith's Broad StreetBy Charles F. Haber Times Correspondent
May 05, 2012 4:00 pm  • 

GRIFFITH | The stretch of Broad Street between Main Street and the Canadian National Railway crossing is in for major improvements.

The work is a continuation of the Broad Street project that began a couple years ago in Griffith.

It will include a new road surface complete with new gutters, sidewalks, paver bricks and decorative streetlights, said council Vice President Rick Ryfa, R-3rd.

The project also will include work on the water, storm and sanitary lines.

"We would also like to incorporate the bike trail into a resource that feeds our downtown merchants with additional traffic," Ryfa said.

Two bids for the road project were received. Ryfa said the work will take about six weeks and be completed sometime in July.

During part of the construction period, the railroad crossing already is scheduled to be closed while CN works on it, Ryfa said.

The town also will raze most of the five abandoned buildings it purchased on the east side of the road.

Rfya said the council is working with the Redevelopment Commission to bring an anchor-type business to the area.

"As we continue to revitalize Griffith, the Town Council would appreciate feedback from the people and businesses we serve," he said.

Ryfa said people can offer their ideas by visiting the council website at

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