Forsyth Moving Forward Road Makeover Plans

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FORSYTH, Mo. — Leaders in Forsyth are hoping to get money for what they say is a much needed makeover for their roads and streets.  

“Seems like the trash trucks get bigger and the roads get smaller,” said Forsyth City Manager, Chris Robertson.

Robertson says they’re hoping to give all of the roads in the city a facelift.  

“We were going to start a grid project and just do them worst to best –and do them street by street. But we thought better to just bite the bullet and get them all done at once,” Robertson said. 

HDR Engineering was approved by the alderman to carry it out. Right now, the cost is still being negotiated. However, Robertson says he’s hoping voters will want to help out — but with no tax increase. “We’re asking our voters to extend a half cents sales tax in April, to help us fund a bond issue,” he said.

Robertson feels this road project should happen right now.

“We repaved all the roads in Forsyth back in 2005..after we finished a major water improvement project — and time has taken it’s toll on our streets and we’ve been getting a lot of complaints on the streets,” said Robertson.

The plan is to do this project in phases.

“We’re going to do the project in 3 phases. We’ve got different areas since 2005 that we’ve annexed with the city,” Robertson said.

City leaders believe the side streets are probably the worse, because of heavy trash truck traffic.

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