Since St. Martinville Mayor Thomas Nelson's re-election, he's been looking at a few positive changes for the city.
Mayor Nelson said one of his goals is to improve the roadways for drivers in the city. "One of my intentions is to do a new street project and try to bond approximately two to three million dollars and get our engineers come up with a priority list on approximately 90 percent of our streets that need a facelift," said Thomas Nelson, Mayor of St. Martinville.
Mayor Nelson said although the streets are currently in fair condition they are steadily getting worse. "We are beginning to accumulate a little potholes and we need to saw some of our concrete streets and take the bad part out and pour them again," said Nelson. According to Mayor Nelson there isn't an exact time period for when this will happen and before the process can even get started engineers have to first examine the streets. "What we're going to have to do is get our engineer to ride the town or ride the town with the engineer and come up with a priority list and he'll make up some recommendations to me and the council," said Nelson.
Mayor Nelson said after the proposal is reviewed, they'll decide when to go out for a bid and begin the projects. Residents in the city are happy about the possible facelift. "I'm actually really excited about the fact he's planning on doing it because of the fact we really need road fixing," said Amanda Horton, a resident in St. Martinville. In addition to the street project, Mayor Nelson said he's also looking at expanding the city limits in St. Martinville. "I'm looking forward to moving the city limits north and south on Highway 31 going towards New Iberia.
When we get to Highway 92 we will go west and up to the Cade Community Center," said Nelson.Mayor Nelson said it's an exciting time in St. Martinville as the city continues to expand.
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