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Stadium sidewalk to get big renovation

Stadium sidewalk to get big renovation

TxDOT grant to pay more than $208,000 for improvements

December 7th, 2017 by Karl Richter in Texarkana News

A stretch of Texarkana, Texas, sidewalk will get an overhaul in 2018, funded by a Texas Department of Transportation grant.

TxDOT's Statewide Curb Ramp and Pedestrian Improvement Program has committed more than $208,000 to improving the sidewalk along Summerhill Road between New Boston Road and Tiger Stadium at Grim Park.

TxDOT will be responsible for design and construction. The sidewalk will be 6 feet wide and built of 6-inch reinforced concrete. Construction is slated to begin next summer.

"This project originated as an application for TXDOT Transportation Alternative Set Aside (TASA) Project funding based on the recent Sidewalk Inventory completed by the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization. The inventory highlighted gaps in our sidewalk infrastructure and recommended projects that improve pedestrian safety," city Director of Planning and Community Development David Orr stated in a news release.

"As part of the public feedback process for the City's Comprehensive Plan Update, improved sidewalks consistently scored as a top priority. We are excited to receive this funding from TXDOT for our community," City Planner Daphnea Ryan added.

For more information, contact Lisa Thompson at 903-798-1743 or lisa.thompson@txkusa.org.

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