Fulton Roundabout to Open Next Week

7 years 1 week 1 day ago Thursday, December 09 2010 Dec 9, 2010 Thursday, December 09, 2010 7:47:03 PM CST December 09, 2010 in News
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FULTON - Fulton officials said Thursday if construction continues ahead of schedule, the new roundabout in Fulton will be open by December 16. The new roundabout replaces the Second Street and Memorial bridges.

Although some citizens are excited for the new roundabout, Fulton resident and restaurant owner Tammy Manion said she doesn't think it was a good idea.

"I think it was a waste of money, and we don't really need it," Manion said.

The city is still not sure what to do with the center island of the roundabout. Fulton Community Development Officer Gayla Dunn said the city is open to suggestions.

"The mayor is taking suggestions of what people want to see," Dunn said.

Fulton is a DREAM (Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri) community, which means the city gets to work with a planning organization called PGAV in St. Louis that draws up ideas for potential projects in the community.

The new roundabout is one of those projects and is going to be the entrance to the DREAM section of historic downtown Fulton.

Anyone with an idea for the center of the roundabout can call Mayor Charles Latham at (573) 592-3111.

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