Winona city officials are hoping that several street improvement projects in the city can get underway soon.
Phase two of the Franklin Street project is slated for this year and that includes upgrading the section between Broadway and Howard Streets.
An upgrade of Highway 43 in Winona from Mankato Avenue to Mark Street, which consists of Sarnia and Main Street, is also slated to be undertaken this summer by the Minnesota Department of Transportation at a cost of $450,000.
Mayor Mark Peterson told a Winona Radio audience the work will begin as soon as a bituminous plant is up and running.
Peterson says the city will also be continuing its ongoing project to put new overlays on some 55 blocks of city streets, mostly in the east end and the central core of the city. The city council allotted one million dollars for that overall project that will be spread out over several years.