North Delta employees joined Monroe citizens and community leaders Tuesday morning to work on a plan to improve walkable areas in south Monroe.

City officials and workshop attendees met at Jackson Street Church of Christ before loading on a Monroe Transit bus to take a tour of streets around South 2nd Street. At each stop, they observed conditions and safety concerns about the walkable routes and gave feedback on what they envision the future to look like for this community.

The goal of this plan is to improve the connectivity to downtown South 2nd Street. Ellis said the city council passed $3 million in matching funds for a federal grant – RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity); equaling up to nearly $26 million for this improvement plan. According to city officials, the coalition that led the walk audit is scheduled to present findings at the Nov. 14, 2023 city council meeting.

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