City proposing to sell $8.5 million in bonds for improvements

By: Valerie Bragg Email
By: Valerie Bragg Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Erroll Glaze likes to walk almost everywhere he goes and while most the sidewalks he travels on everyday are okay, he says some could still use some work.

“Well I do a lot of walking and I've noticed there are some places you can't get to by using the sidewalk.”

Some sidewalk repairs are in the plan for improvement, along with some street repairs and improvements to parks.

About $800,000 will be set aside for those projects, pending city council approval. But perhaps the biggest project the city has planned with the money could help more drivers.

The city is looking to sell bonds worth about $8-million dollars.

The majority of that money will be used for a project that has long been in the works.

“One of the very important projects that we are looking at is the Bartlett extension. We all know we really need another access road to alleviate the traffic. We are talking from Jacaman all the way to Del Mar.”

Bartlett dead ends now but it will soon be a five-lane road connecting to Del Mar. With the traffic from McPherson, Deputy City Manager Cynthia Collazo said this road is a must.

“We are all looking forward to it, especially in the mornings and of course for the school traffic in the afternoons and when people are getting out of work.”

If approved, construction could start as early as Spring of 2015.

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