Crews are working on three very visible projects going in Sedalia at this time that are all due to be completed by the end of the year. Which of these projects are you most excited about?

The Washington Street Viaduct is the project that proved to be the most controversial, as closing it was seen as an obstacle for emergency vehicles that would have to take longer routes to service the North side of the city. This project is only days away from completion according to Sedalia City Administrator Gary Edwards.

The Sedalia Public Library project was a project that grew from a $40,000 fix to well over a $1 million major construction project. Although some thought that was more than the building was worth, new library cost estimates went to a figure several times that of the final cost of repair. What probably saved the library is the fact that most people could not stand to see another historic building lost in Sedalia. No date for completion has been voiced, but Mayor Elaine Horn says they are hoping before the end of the year.

The new fire station will not be just a fire station, but will also house the departments administration offices, as well as a new training center, which will be used by our local fire department as well as other districts. It will also be the only fire department building that will be big enough to house the new state-of-the-art fire truck.  The truck cost nearly $1 million and is due to arrive in November. The building is projected to be completed early next year.