Texarkana Awarded $1.9 Million For Great New Sidewalk Path
One of the most requested things that people in the Texarkana area would love to see is more walking and biking paths. The city of Texarkana has been working hard to make that happen.
Texarkana officials are proud to announce the city was awarded $1,910,952 for the preliminary engineering and construction of Leopard Drive Shared Use Path and Pedestrian Improvements.
David Orr, City Manager said in a press release,
We are excited to receive this funding and continue to partner with TXDOT to improve the pedestrian infrastructure in our community. Texarkana continues to be a beneficiary of the TA Set-Aside Program, and we are looking forward to continuing our work to make Texarkana a better place to walk and bike.
This new path will give our community another great area where we can walk or ride our bikes safely. So where is this new sidewalk path going to be?
The project will construct a 10-foot-wide shared-use path along the east side of FM 3527 (Leopard Drive) from Wallace Park to Lake Drive as well as a 6-foot-wide sidewalk along the north side of SH 93 from FM 3527 to the Lake Ridge Apartments. The project will add pedestrian crossing signals, pavement markings, signage and safety lighting.
Here is a map of the area. You can see it's going to be a large area that will be covered.
This project originated from Texarkana’s 2018 Regional Active Transportation Plan and then it was finished by the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization. If you would like to see it you can go to www.texarkanampo.org.
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