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Tower-Armand Connector nears completion

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After a year of construction on Armand Street, cars are now able to drive down the newly expanded road. This is phase three of the Tower-Armand connector that's taken about ten years to do so far. And the end of this project will impact anyone trying to get around Monroe.

The road is now open for two lane traffic and when all is said and done, the road will have five lanes.

T and B Home Care Services opened its doors right along the construction route last February and their CFO said it did create some problems.

"We moved here when the construction first got started and it was hard for people to find the office. We were constantly on the telephone trying to get people to come here. It was like we were in a little hole and it was hard for people to figure out where we are," Chief Financial Officer Toney Mitchell said.    

Arthur Holland with the City of Monroe said the project will help ease congestion on Louisville Avenue.

"This is another artery that can be utilized for people that is coming in town from the north or people who are on the east side of town trying to get to the west side a lot quicker," Holland, a project manager for the city, said.  

And Mitchell said he believes the new five lane street will help his company grow.

"We are going to put a big sign out there so everyone will know we are a home care service and hopefully it will bring in more business and we will have more traffic coming through," Mitchell said.

Unfortunately, the road will close again in the next few weeks, but only to add the last layer of asphalt.  After that, it's open for good.  

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