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   They're charming, and rough on feet and car suspensions.  But thanks to block grants and federal stimulus dollars, the cobbled streets of Laclede's Landing are getting a facelift.  

   John Clark, president of the Laclede Landing Community Improvement District spoke with Fox 2 News about the project that he says is long overdue.  "Everybody that's ever been down here knows it's a mess," Clark said.  He called the uneven pavers "a tripping hazard and hard on the shocks on your car."

   The cobblestones aren't going away.  They'll be dug up and relayed on top of a new base, making for a smoother road, with better drainage.  Clark says that new base will be a big improvement over what engineers say is currently under the streets.  "They found everything from railroad ties, to broken bottles, to cinders, to coal, and so, with that, that's the reason the cobblestones have become so uneven," he said.

   Additional sidewalk and curb improvements will bring the Landing into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

   "It's going to be a straight shot from doorstep on one side of the street to doorstep on the other side of the street."  Clark said, "It will have much more the feel of a promenade, than a street and sidewalk."

   The Landing District will pay 20 percent of the project's $1.4 million cost. Clark calls that an investment in the Landing's future.

 

 

 

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