STEVENSVILLE — One of the worst roads in Stevensville is expected to get a facelift this summer.

Village trustees approved Wednesday hiring Abonmarche, an engineering firm in Benton Harbor, for $14,000 to design and administer the pavement rehabilitation project on Legion Road, from Johnson Road to Ridge Road.

Plans call for about 875 feet of the road to be milled and resurfaced, with the rest to receive a thin asphalt overlay. The project is expected to cost $115,000.

Abonmarche officials plan to have the design done in May, with the project being bid in June and construction slated for July and August.

Also on Wednesday trustees approved setting aside $500 a month for parks improvements.

After the meeting, President Steve Slavicek said that trustees want to build up a fund to be used in case the village receives a grant requiring matching money.

During the meeting, trustees also approved:

• Buying eight signs reminding drivers not to park on the grass along St. Joseph Avenue north of John Beers Road near the railroad tracks.

• Allowing family members of Miss Blossomtime Riley Ellis to decorate the village’s welcome signs.

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