A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue was held today.
4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.
The construction includes replacing some existing sidewalks that are badly damaged, as well as laying new sidewalks in places that don’t have them.
The construction will take place from Monroe to Bolton to Texas and from Texas to MacArthur to Lee and, finally, from Dallas to Lee to Broadway.
The city is providing almost $300,000 for the project, and the state is providing the rest.
It’s also part of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which focuses on construction in the Alexandria area.