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10/24/06-Tyler

City Council Votes To Close Road

  A vote by Tyler City Council, Tuesday, means a local company can bring up to 200 new jobs to East Texas.   The almost 500 foot portion of Lyndon Avenue, is land Loggins Meat Company can now use to add on to their existing facility.   Security measures added after 9-11, the company says is forcing them to stay in one location to meet all safety requirements.  Nearby residents asked the city council to keep the road open this morning, saying a dead end will decrease their property values. The city council says a cul de sac will be built in the roads place.  

  "We really don't feel like it will have a negative impact on them compared to the positive impact it would make keeping Loggins here in Tyler and the potential for adding jobs in Tyler," said Steve Smith, Tyler Mayor Pro Tem. 

  "We're dissapointed certainly because we feel like it's a close knit neighborhood," said Mildred Walker, nearby resident. "We feel like for the betterment of the neighborhood the street needs to stay open. It's much easier to access from Lyndon to Erwin than Virginia to Erwin."   The city council has not set a date when the road will close. Loggins Meat Company says it will immediately start working on plans to expand the company and could be done in three years.

  Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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