City of Tyler set to complete Cambridge Road Project this week

City of Tyler set to complete Cambridge Road Project this week
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 12:27 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 9:10 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - After over two years of construction, the City of Tyler is set to finish one of its largest road projects.

Cambridge Road in South Tyler has been undergoing extensive work to expand the street, add sidewalks, and improve drainage in the area. The project was funded by the city’s half-cent sales tax, with a price tag of just under $9.5 million. Crews are currently paving the street.

“A lot of residents out there saw the need for drainage issues that were going on,” said Burren Reed, the Capital Improvement Projects Manager for the City of Tyler. “Just the ability to have a wider road to move and walk up an down that road as well where they previously did not have that unless they were walking in ditches.”

Reed said there were several reasons for the length of the project, which left a mile of Cambridge Road a one-way for an extended period of time.

“Everything from weather to utility conflictions, old waterlines that were previously county waterlines that were put out there years ago that were unlocatable, as well as some other instances, where we had some utility conflicts,” said Reed.

Reed said he expects two lanes of traffic to return to Cambridge Road by the end of the week, although it will take additional time to paint traffic lanes.

KLTV’s JD Conte reports from the site of construction on Cambridge Road in Tyler.