ELDORADO – State Senator Dale Fowler will be joined by other local officials for the highly anticipated ribbon cutting of the Benton Street expansion and improvement project from First Street to Organ Street in Eldorado.
The event will happen this afternoon at 3 on Benton Street in front of the Ferrell Hospital entrance.
Ferrell Hospital, the second largest employer in Eldorado, has completed a major expansion and modernization of existing hospital facilities. As part of their renovations, changes have been made to the current emergency room access and a new main parking lot was created for the hospital.
Grant funding will be used to reconstruct and widen the roadway along Benton Street and will include new curb and gutters, a new storm sewer system, drainage structures, inlets and ADA-complainant sidewalks from First Street to Organ Street.