by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a construction agreement to extend Division Drive to Galena Boulevard, which village officials hope will promote commercial growth at the intersection and diversify the villageâ€™s tax base.
â€œThe Division Drive intersection is going to be a key component in economic growth at the corner of Division Drive and Galena Boulevard,â€ Village Trustee Mari Johnson said. â€œThe extension will help open up the corridor where thereâ€™s a nail salon, eye doctor and fitness center.â€
Johnson said a pharmacy plans to build a store at the intersection.
The board awarded the construction contract to C&H Excavating, whose bid of $140,565 was $1,335 lower than the villageâ€™s original estimated construction cost for the road extension.
Officials are hopeful the extension will increase traffic to businesses located along the Division Drive stretch extending from Galena Boulevard to Park Avenue.
â€œThere are plenty of businesses along the drive, as well as some office buildings behind them, so weâ€™d like to make all the businesses on Division Drive as visible and accessible as possible,â€ Johnson said.