Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion says the city council needs to reach a decision, soon, on whether to rebuild about 12 blocks of Grand Avenue.
He says the design work is complete so the next step is to put the project out for bid so work could begin this year.
Marion says moving ahead with Grand Avenue will not impact the surfacing of several streets around Wells-Carey Elementary School.
These streets have been gravel for more than a year to allow some subterranean sewer work to settle.
Keokuk borrowed about $3-million to rebuild Grand Avenue several years ago.