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Citizens hold town hall meeting for future plans

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A town hall meeting was held Monday evening for homeowners and renters on the west side of town to discuss the upcoming changes that is set for revitalization of Highway 33.

Town Hall MeetingAn estimated 60 people, whom live between 8th and 19th streets from Noble to College, attended the meeting at the Guthrie Christian Church to learn the upcoming construction process, along with positive ways to improve their homes and neighborhood.

Construction could start as early as Oct. 2014 on replacing the 76-year-old bridge that connects Guthrie’s east and west sides. Along with a new bridge, a four-lane viaduct will expand from Second Street to Seventh Street, but leveling out around 12th and 13th streets.

The 1,700 foot bridge is expected to cost about $16 million and will take it out of the flood plain.

Guthrie Police Officer Anthony Gibbs talked about the traffic pattern changes during the viaduct and road construction, along with safety and beautification in the neighborhood.

Residents were given information and the opportunity to sign up for senior home care through the Guthrie based non-profit Neighborhood Solutions. Tips were also given out for homeownership for rural families and a home weatherization program for low-income families.

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