Construction projects okayed by City Council

Port Huron City Council is moving forward whit a $1.5 million dollar plan to re-work the exterior of McMorran Place including a new outdoor plaza along Huron Avenue. At Monday night’s city council meeting, members approved a bid from Lasalle Construction for the work with Mayor Repp saying the city hopes to receive grants and donations to help offset the cost to the city. “The price tag was originally over $2-million, we pared it back, and it still came to $1.5-million and we only have the funds for $1.2-million,” said Repp. She says work will not begin until the city secures the remaining funds for the project.

Also downtown, the city of Port Huron will reconstruct McMorran Boulevard from Huron Avenue to Merchant Streets with assistance from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the city’s water and streets funds for a cost of just over a million dollars. Another paving project will be taking place soon in the Majestic Parking Lot downtown, with that bill being footed entirely by DTE Energy. The utility will remove contaminated soils and repave the parking lot when completed.