On Monday, May 8, Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer was joined by State Senator Sharon Hewitt and other elected leaders and members of city administration to break ground on the Olde Towne Slidell Crosswalks Project. This project will add brick paver crosswalks at the intersections of Cousin Street and Carey Street, Cousin Street and First Street, First Street ad Robert Street, and Robert Street and Carey Street in Olde Towne Slidell.

McDonald Construction is the contractor and the estimated cost of the project is $225,000. State Senator Sharon Hewitt was able to have $200,000 appropriated for this project through a line appropriation in the State’s budget.

“This project came to fruition from the Slidell Main Street Master Plan meetings, and I know that Olde Towne residents and businesses are excited about this project,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “I would like to thank Senator Hewitt for her help in securing funding from the State for this project.”

The first street closures will begin on Monday, May 8, and additional intersection closures will be announced.