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Natchitoches to hold second public hearing on Safe Streets Revitalization Project

The Natchitoches Safe Streets Revitalization Project aims to rehabilitate and revitalize the...
The Natchitoches Safe Streets Revitalization Project aims to rehabilitate and revitalize the Texas Street Business Corridor and rehabilitate feeder roads and neighborhood streets. The project elements include rehabilitation of roads and drainage facilities, new pavement, new and widened sidewalks, walking paths, marked bike and pedestrian lanes, improved lighting and other amenities that ensure ADA compliance.(natchitochesla.gov)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:39 AM CDT
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KSLA) - People in Natchitoches can share their opinions and thoughts during Wednesday’s (June 23) public hearing.

City leaders will listen to the community’s ideas regarding the Safe Streets Revitalization Project, which aims to “address the Department of Transportation’s goal of funding projects that benefit low-income communities, disadvantaged communities, communities underserved by affordable transportation, or overburdened communities.”

Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr. said they received positive feedback from the community during the first public hearing, held on June 9.

Targeting the Texas Street Business Corridor, the project elements will include “rehabilitation of roads and drainage facilities, new pavement, new and widened sidewalks, walking paths, marked bike and pedestrian lanes, improved lighting, and other amenities that ensure ADA compliance.”

“This area of the city, where a portion of the project is, has been in great decline for a number of years, more than two decades,” said Nicole Gray, the city’s community outreach and grants manager. “Once there’s an investment in infrastructure on that side of town, I think that would attract more business, more commerce. It’ll improve the quality of life for the residents.”

The hearing will be held at the Ben Johnson Auditorium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. For people who cannot attend in-person, it can be viewed online here. Comments can be submitted here.

Click here for a video of the first public meeting, which was held June 9.

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