FOLEY – Work is moving forward on Foley’s new Public Works Department facility under construction on North Poplar Street and East Section Avenue.

The Foley City Council voted Monday, March 4, to add lighting and other electrical services to the project. The council approved a proposal to add power infrastructure at the site at a cost of $85,506. Riviera Utilities will provide the lights, Jeff Phillips, Foley construction manager, said.

“This is for Riviera to come in and put all their primaries in, transformers, to power the site as well as lights,” Phillips said.

Riviera will install 18 single-arm lights under the agreement. The city will also pay $468 a month for the power used by the 18 lights.

The $17-million campus is being built on a 14-acre site north of U.S. 98. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024.

When complete, the new campus will  house all four Public Works departments:  Street, Commercial and Residential Sanitation, Mechanics Shop and Administration. The new facility will replace the current Public Works buildings, which were constructed about 30 years ago.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024.