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Best Bid For Maple St./ Presbyterian Ave. Road Project To Be Picked Next Month

Carrollton City Council is now looking toward next month's meeting to decide on who will be awarded the Maple Street/ Presbyterian Avenue realignment project, and when the project will begin.
City officials have said the project is a big effort in making the downtown more pedestrian friendly and improving the flow of traffic.
City Council was scheduled to approve a construction team for the project this week, but approval was delayed in order to get more information out to the local business owners who might be affected by the construction or final product.
City Manager Tim Grizzard explained to WLBB Radio that the proposed changes involve taking out the traffic signals at the Maple/ Presbyterian intersection, and changing the road to a right-in, right-out on both Maple Street, and Barnes Avenue.
"We will also be looking at improving the sidewalk and crosswalks at the intersection, Grizzard said. "It's just a very messy intersection that has needed work for long time. There's so many things going on at The Square and we want the downtown area to be pedestrian friendly-- this is the first step in that direction."
The realignment project is estimated to cost about $600,000.