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Croom offers updates on municipal projects


City Councilman take to social media to keep West Memphis residents informed “Hello Ward 3 and the City of West Memphis!”

That was the greeting West Memphis City Councilman Wayne Croom offered to his Facebook followers after last Thursday’s council meeting.

“I hope each of you and your families had a great, but safe Labor Day holiday!” he continued. “I want to bring you up to date on a few Public Works and MPO Projects.”

• On the existing projects ie Bayou Trail, the Lehr and Redding street bridges are moving forward. The Brookdale drainage project and the South Loop work are both in the “right-ofway” acquisition stage and upon completion, the bidding will begin to extend the Loop from Port Road to College Boulevard.

• The “one armed bandit” garbage truck for the new garbage cans has an ETA of late October or November.

• The old train depot has been razed and the city has plans for this area (see Page 3). The demo has begun on 801 Broadway.

• ARDOT has chosen a plan of improvement for the intersection of North Missouri and South Service Road plus Highway 77 and the North Service Road.

Plans may call for an overpass replacement. A public meeting will be scheduled to explain these improvements within a couple of weeks.

• ARDOT has begun preliminary work on Highway 191 (North 7th Street) from the overpass to Highway 77. This section of road will expand to four lanes with a roundabout at the intersection of Southland Drive and Highway 191.

“Yes, a roundabout!” said Croom.

• The Sanitation Department is cleaning up their lot, which is in line with the “Clean Up West Memphis” Program.

• Rich Road will soon have low profile speed “humps” not “bumps” installed.

Croom closed the update with, “Thanks to the residents of West Memphis for continuing to clean up our city!”

City Councilman Wayne Croom

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