Tell City leaders pledge $200K to upgrade part of Washington St.

Tell City leaders pledge $200K to upgrade part of Washington St.

TELL CITY, IN (WFIE) - Tell City leaders are pledging over $200,000 over the next six years to upgrade parts of Washington Street.

Mayor Jim Adams told us the improvements would be an investment in the future of the city and would show visitors what Tell City has to offer.

Last week, city council voted to approve a letter with the Indiana Department of Transportation that would add Tell City to a list of projects that could be funded in 2024.

The city has pledged $270,000 over the next six years to improve a four-block stretch of Washington Street from 12th Street to Main Street.

The upgrades would include sidewalk repairs, new lighting, and decorations.

Mayor Adams said that this area could be a gateway for the city and entice people to explore the downtown area.

"This is just one of those things that will promote it even more and bring people in here to where they come to Tell City and they visit and they say, 'This looks like a fantastic place to live.' And that is what we want."

Although the project is in early planning stages, Mayor Adams said this is just the first piece of the puzzle.

Copyright 2018 WFIE. All rights reserved.