The city of Marion received a federal Community Development Block Grant of $383,000 to complete improvements to West Garfield Avenue. The grant is a 50/50 grant, where the city had to contribute matching funds. According to engineer Dave Herzberg, the city is doing a complete reconstruction of the street including roadway, water main and sanitary sewer. There will be new curb and gutters, sidewalks and driveways along Garfield Avenue. It started at Milbauer Street and worked to Lions Lane and will include sewer laterals being redone at Lions Point and the Marion Senior Center. While the project is underway, Lions Point and the surrounding area is accessible by way of Wood Street. Herzberg said the project should be completed by October.