Shreveport Mayor Tyler Updates City Street Repair Schedule
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler joined Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty on NewsRadio 710 KEEL Thursday morning and , in discussing her first year in office, gave citizens an update on her multi-year infrastructure plan.
A total of 50 projects, totaling $27.7 million, were completed or begun in 2015. $10.6 million was spent on 38 street overlay projects made up of minor arteries, connectors and neighborhood streets, which, according to Tyler "attacks the most egregious and problematic areas in the city first."
Some of those streets include: Southern Avenue, Kings Highway, Stoner Avenue E. Kings Highway, Buncombe Road, Ellerbe Road, Woolworth Road, Milam Street, Mansfield Road and Williamson Way.
Connector street projects include: Legardy Street, Russell Road, Edwards Street, Cotton Street, Gilbert Drive, Dixie Garden Drive, Overton Brooks Road, Southern Loop, Wallace Lake Road, Crabapple Drive, St. Vincent Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard and Flourney Lucas Road.
In addition, the Mayor says, " 12 more street projects totaling, $17.1 million, were started in 2015 that will wrap up construction in 2016."