12 new landscaped medians going in along LeJeune Road
Work began recently on a LeJeune Road beautification project that will add 12 new, landscaped medians to the highway without reducing travel lanes for motorists.
“LeJeune Road is one of the main entrances into and through the city, and it is befitting that its appearance is in keeping with the City Beautiful,” said Mayor Jim Cason.
The project will beautify the thoroughfare between Altara and Mendoza avenues with trees, groundcover, flowering annuals and irrigation in the new medians. Among five bidders for the work, Metro Express, Inc., was awarded the contract with a bid of $305,635. Completion is expected at the end of May.
Regarding the cost, the city said in a press release that it has addressed problems that had been strangling the city’s budget. Pension plans have been significantly reformed, taxes have been cut, and the city is operating more efficiently and effectively.
According to City Manager Pat Salerno, “these fiscal and operational changes allow the city to get more out of your tax dollar and have more funds to make investments in your neighborhoods such as these improvements to LeJeune Road.”