East Kentucky Bridge Replacement Set for Late June

Ruston drivers will have to detour around a bridge on East Kentucky Avenue just east of the split with Cedar Creek Road for about 1 1/2 months this summer, after a contract was award to Terral Construction of Farmerville at last night’s meeting of the Ruston Board of Aldermen.

The $740 thousand project will begin on or about June 24, Streets and Drainage Manager John Freeman told the council. The contract calls for a 39 day project, which should have traffic flowing before school starts.

The council approved a resolution renaming Woodland Park on East Mississippi the Elmore D. Mayfield Park, after the late alderman. The park is in the ward once represented by Mayfield, and now represented by his daughter Angela Mayfield.

Finally, the council authorized disposal of equipment from the old power plant on McDonald Avenue. The building will be saved, with the hope of a business moving into it, Mayor Ronny Walker said.

“The great thing about this is we do preserve the building, and we already think we have a tenant lined up that will be using that building, so that’s more jobs for our city,” Walker noted.

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