City to decide on Sallier Street walking path - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City to decide on Sallier Street walking path

By Brandon Richards - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, La (KPLC-TV) – Lake Charles City Councilman John Ieyoub hopes the city council will approve plans to install a walking path on Sallier Street, between Lake Street and the Port of Lake Charles.

Ieyoub is actually proposing the City start Phase I of a project that was already approved by voters in 2007.

The project is aimed at making improvements to Sallier Street, including adding sidewalks.

But the project was put on hold until the designs for another project, the Nelson Road Extension Bridge, are unveiled.

Since more and more pedestrians continue walking and jogging down Sallier Street, Ieyoub is proposing the council approve construction on Phase I of the Sallier Street Project, which calls for a dirt walking path, as opposed to a cemented sidewalk.

 Ieyoub said the walking path would be cheaper and give pedestrians a safe area to walk until a decision on the Nelson Bridge project is made.

If the City approves the compromise, construction on the walking path could start this summer.

The city council is expected to take up the matter next week.

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