The Fairview Heights City Council on Tuesday will consider placing a referendum on the April ballot to ask residents if it should continue to pursue a new Interstate 64 interchange at Ruby Lane.
The proposed referendum was placed on the City Council agenda by Alderman Pat Baeske. But the potential project seems to face high hurdles from other leaders even if it does make the ballot.
Mayor Gail Mitchell has maintained that Fairview Heights doesn't have the money for its share of matching funds even if the project receives a federal grant for construction. He estimated the city's contribution at about $3 million.
If the interchange were to be built about 40 homes would have to be demolished.
The Fairview Heights City Council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 10025 Bunkum Road.