New Steak & Shake
Plans are moving ahead for a new Steak & Shake restaurant off Fob James Drive in Valley. On Nov. 19, the Valley Planning Commission approved plans for the project and it's now up for bids. Some dirt was recently hauled into the site from a sewer line replacement project that's going on on portions of 55th Street and 16th Avenue (Tallassee Street). More dirt will be hauled in later. "They're ready to get started on construction once they decide on a contractor," Mayor Leonard Riley told The Times-News. "It's going to be the largest Steak and Shake out there." The new restaurant will be able to seat up to 180 people. It should be open sometime in the spring of 2016. The sewer line replacement that's under way is a $650,000 project that's being done by the East Alabama Water, Sewer and Fire Protection District. Mayor Riley said that some road paving would be taking place in the city in the coming weeks. "Next week we'll be resurfacing the portion of Columbus Road south of McGinty's Crossing to the city limits," he said. "We should be doing some paving work on Fairfax Bypass in two weeks." That work will be going from the traffic light on Highway 29 at Givorns back to Towel Avenue, which is now the access road to Daeil. Also in the near future, the state will be installing new lighting on Exit 77 on I-85.
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