Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Many residents of Fenton Road were surprised when requests to purchase easements for road renovation appeared in their mail during the past two weeks.
The L-shaped asphalt road connects Gilmer Road and George Richey Road via Spring Hill Park East and has seen increased traffic in recent years. It is slated for a $3.4 million overhaul as a part of the 2011 bond election.
Work on the roadway, which will include new concrete paving, concrete curb and gutters, repositioning utilities and installation of a side walk, is set to begin in December.
“They have been talking about this for 15 years,” said Joe Roy, who has lived on the road since 1958.
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