Planning for Reynolds Drive Turn Lane Underway

Plans for alleviating one of Ruston’s more congested intersections – Reynolds Drive and US 167 – moved closer to fruition at last night’s meeting of the Ruston City Council. The council approved a resolution permitting acquisition of property necessary to construct the turn lanes.

As planned, northbound traffic on North Vienna (US 167) would be provided a third lane in front of Captain D’s Restaurant that would allow a right turn out of the traffic flow.

Also, Reynolds Drive would be widened by the addition of a right-turn lane adjacent to Wendy’s Restaurant. That lane would permit westbound Reynolds traffic to turn right onto northbound Trenton Street out of the traffic flow. Trenton would be widened with the addition of a northbound merge lane for the Reynolds traffic.

Most of the money for the project is provided by a state grant, with the city paying for engineering and property acquisition costs.

In other business, the council approved participation of Stowe Woodward in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program. The company is planning an expansion that would add about ten new jobs.

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