After months of delays, work to improve Lee Street is scheduled to begin next week. While great news for motorists once complete, that will mean the temporary inconvenience of finding alternate routes through the area until the work is complete.
According to Sulphur Springs Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski, street paving contractor Texana Land & Asphalt will begin rehabbing Lee Street on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The contractor will be rehabbing the street.
Two work phases are anticipated for this project. Next week, they plan to start at South Broadway Street and work towards Georgia Street, and will stabilize it. Depending upon the weather, they will then proceed toward League Street the following week, then, come back and pave it all, according to Niewiadomski
“Citizens should avoid this area as it will be closed to through traffic over the next couple of weeks,” the assistant city manager said.
Improvements for Lee Street were included in the 2021 street improvement program, which was initially expected to be completed by the end of summer. The project as of October was expected to be completed by Thanksgiving. In early November, city officials said the work by Texana was still on hold due to supply chain constraints. In December, while work on one street had begun, work planned for Lee and League Streets had yet to begin. On Jan. 7, the work had still yet to begin. Weather permitting, the work is slated to begin Tuesday on Lee Street.