Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today a $330,000 project to install a sidewalk along the south side of Ben Thomas Road in the Slidell area, from Highway 11, to just west of Bryan Road. The sidewalk will span approximately 2,000 linear feet and is slated to be four feet in width. It will give residents safe pedestrian access and add to the walkability and aesthetic appeal of the area. In addition, the ditches along this stretch will be subsurface to accommodate the new sidewalk.
The design and planning phases of the project, funded through a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant, are currently complete. Following the bid process, contractor selection, and construction time accounting for weather delays, the project has an estimated completion date of early summer of 2018.
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