Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Muldrow Completes Sidewalk Project

The Town of Muldrow is now on better footing. A sidewalk project was just completed on Shawntel Smith Boulevard, the town’s main street.

David Taylor, Muldrow town administrator, said the new sidewalk was needed because of the heavy foot traffic on the north side of the boulevard.

“There is a lot of foot traffic from First Baptist Church to Sonic (drive in),” Taylor said. “You would not believe all the foot traffic in this small town.”

Unfortunately there is little money available to build sidewalks, a circumstance other towns in the county are dealing with too. In Muldrow, members of the community stepped up to help build the sidewalks, which had a cost of $35,000.

Taylor said Armstrong Bank donated $9,500 (above) which helped build the sidewalk in front of the bank. Sonic Drive In and the Muldrow Chamber of Commerce chipped in too, and the remainder - $23,000 - was paid by the town.

The sidewalk runs on the north side of the street only, where the heavy foot traffic is. The project was started just before Christmas and took about 10 days to complete, Taylor said.

“They were needed,” Taylor said. “The sidewalks were badly needed.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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