NORFOLK – There is a hefty increase in the price tag for a Norfolk sewer project, but city officials say there is a good reason.
The Norfolk City Council Monday approved an overall price increase of almost $1.1 million to the sewer intercept being built in the southwest part of town.
Public Works Director Dennis Smith says the bulk of the increase is due to the city’s desire to extend the project beyond its original completion point, from 25th Street north to the intersection of Highway 275 and 27th Street.
Among the reasons for the extension is the proposed Fountain Point development plan, which calls for the construction of new medical offices, assisted living and housing on 55 acres in the southwest part of town.
The Norfolk Community Development Agency officially approved the Fountain Point Plan as well on Monday.