City of Scott is expanding north bringing in more economic development

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$1.2 million project to extend city water and sewer lines under I-10

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:04pm

The city of Scott is moving north.  Work is starting next month on a $1.2 million project to extend city water and sewer lines under I-10.  Businesses have been crowding in along the south side of I-10 near the Scott exit, but the lack of frontage roads and water lines have kept growth in check on the other side of the highway.  Mayor Purvis Morrison says once the infrastructure is there the city hopes to see more economic development.

"We hope to see more hotels, we hope more restaurants, we hope to see convenient stores, we hope to see a big chain store there.  We don't know exactly what's coming, but we do know that since the announcement has been made that the infrastructure is coming that the broker has been very busy.  A lot of contacts have been made to him.  People are very, very excited about the project," says Mayor Purvis Morrison, City of Scott.

Two main reasons for extending the water lines is fire protection for that side of I-10, and the 44-acre Destination Pointe commercial development that is planned for the northwest corner of the I-10 interchange at Scott.

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