TEXARKANA, Ark. -- At least three Arkansas-side streets are slated for nearly $1 million worth of repairs this summer.
The city Board of Directors agreed during a regular meeting Monday to hire the local Francis Excavating firm to conduct $992,442 worth of ditch upgrading, soil removal and concrete replacements on three municipal roadways, Assistant Public Works Director Tracie Lee said. They include Rolling Ridge Drive, Dudley Avenue and Woodland Road.
Besides street work, board members also directed Acting City Manager TyRhonda Henderson to have the Crossties Co. and Crossties of Texarkana Inc. jointly create and operate a downtown event venue on East Broad Street.
In other business, Ward 2 Director Laney Harris spoke about problems with street buckling and swelling caused by stagnant rainwater and overgrowth along curbs and sub-surfaces of Roberts, Spring, Prince, Logan, Prospect, Dudley and Draughn streets.
The meeting also included City Planner Mary Beck's presentation of the city's most recent comprehensive map plans, focused on municipal strengths and weaknesses, regarding future street mapping, land usage and rezoning.