$2.69 million sewer project funding awarded

The City of Reed City and USDA Rural Development sealed the deal Tuesday, as the $2.69 million USDA loan was approved for the city’s water and sewer upgrade project. Starting in June, the current four-inch water and sewer lines will be replaced with eight-inch lines, which will increase water pressure to the west side of town and help decrease sewer backups. After the lines are laid, the roadways will be re-paved. Residents who live on the streets may be inconvenienced in for a period of time during the project, but will be notified by the city before that happens. Streets to be renovated include Church Street, from Chestnut Street to Patterson Street; Lincoln Avenue, from Patterson to just west of Sears Street; Todd Street, from Tomahawk Avenue to Sears Street; Tomahawk Avenue, from Lincoln to Sears Street; State Street, from Lincoln Street to Todd Avenue; and Sears Street, from Lincoln Street to Todd Avenue.