Construction on Ford Street in Zion City was completed Thursday, city-parish officials said.
The project marks the 19th completed road construction project of the city-parish’s Green Light Plan, a voter-approved road improvements plan paid for with a half-cent sales tax.
Construction began May 13, 2010, Green Light Plan spokesman John Snow said.
The Ford project, with a total price tag of $6,122,806, replaced the narrow, two-lane, open-ditch road with two 15-foot travel lanes, and added two sidewalks and a 30-foot median, according to a news release from Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office.
The improvements also include curb ramps for the sidewalk access on both sides of the road and improved street lighting along the raised median.
The project also included sewer improvements, replacing approximately 2,100 feet of existing sewer along Ford and Mickens Road.
The road remained open for most of the construction work, except for weekend days when a sewer line was installed, Snow said.