Plan nears approval to improve Ferguson street known for protests
FERGUSON (AP) - A $37 million plan to improve a St. Louis County street that was the site of many protests following Michael Brown's death is poised to move forward.
The East-West Gateway Council of Governments allocated $2 million to proceed with a proposal that would place West Florissant Avenue among the eight area roadways funded by the Great Streets Initiative.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis County supplemented the East-West allocation with its own $500,000 contribution.
Project coordinator Paul Hubbman with East-West Gateway cautioned that the modification of West Florissant is still in the early planning stage.
Hubbman says that "this won't get anything built, but it will cue up the process" of moving the initiative toward the final design and preliminary engineering phase.