TYLER, TX (KLTV) - If you're heading east or west in Tyler, your commute time should be cut. Sirens from Tyler police and fire department vehicles celebrated the grand opening of Grande Boulevard in south Tyler. Community leaders gathered as Mayor Bass cut the ceremonial ribbon, making the east/west thorough fare officially ready for traffic.
"Come try Grande Boulevard," said Bass. "You're going to love driving on it. It's a wide open roadway and it is designed for safety and is designed to handle the traffic loads."
The $13 million project extends Grande Boulevard from Sutherland Drive to Paluxy Drive and also widened stretches of new Copeland Road. The next phase, expected to be finished by the end of the year, will expand Grande from Paluxy to Highway 110.