Preliminary engineering plans are in development for the Streetscape with tentative construction dates starting sometime in late 2018 and/or early 2019. The Tuscarora Township Downtown Development Authority is eager to hear your thoughts on developing the plan. The most effective way to have your voice heard is to attend one of two meetings to be held at the Inland Lakes Elementary School on January 15 or January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. This is your town and you have a vested interest in how it looks!
The DDA liaison is Dan Nivelt who will be staying in contact with Northwest Design Group's Dave Boyle and Beckett & Rader's Tim Knutson who are the principle engineers for the Streetscape. Feel free to contact Dan or any member of the DDA Board with your concerns. You may also email the board at email@example.com.
The proposed plans will begin at the north end of town (River St.) and finish at the corner of M-68 and S. Straits Hwy. The components of the plan are new, wider sidewalks on both sides of the road, new street lighting and relocation of the utility lines and poles. The plans for the utilities are tentative, but the desired result is to reduce the number of line crossings over Straits Hwy. from approximately forty-five to five. This would entail moving a majority of the poles to the east side of the road. Other strategies have been discussed and we will update the website as the plan becomes clearer.
We will be updating this site within a week after each DDA meeting. There is also a supplemental site that may be viewed for more current and historical information regarding the streetscape project at . https://indianriverddastreetscape.blogspot.com/