The extension to Blohm Avenue in the Woodland Heights neighborhood is now open. The opening of the road’s extension was signified Tuesday with a ribbon cutting attended by City officials.
Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker explained at the ribbon cutting that the extension serves three very important functions for the City of Effingham. It provides a second access to the residents of Woodland Heights Subdivision. The road helps with emergency access and traffic flow. Also, a water main was installed by the City to provide a loop to the subdivision residents. This loop allows better fire protection, water quality, and flow.
The total project cost for all phases is $1,118,000.
This project was completed with the support of the past four City Councils and four mayors. The City plans to allow the new traffic patterns to be established and monitor the daily counts before addressing stop sign issues within the subdivision.