Old service center demolished in Marseilles

Razing begins project to widen Commercial, Broadway streets

A key component of the Commercial and Broadway streets realignment project in Marseilles was underway Monday, as demolition began on the former Bolatto Service Center.

Marseilles officials are planning to realign Commercial and Broadway streets, which run nearly perpendicular, but slightly askew. The project would widen both streets to make travel from Commercial to Broadway, and vice versa, a straight path over Main Street.

Marseilles Mayor Jim Hollenbeck said Monday on Facebook, the city is focused on its future.