Getting from Summerhill Road to Mall Drive, or vice versa, just got a little easier with the opening of a new street in Texarkana, Texas.The new roadway is named Summer Ridge and is giving motorists additional access to businesses in that area near Interstate 30.

The City of Texarkana, Texas has officially accepted the construction of Summer Ridge Drive, which provides a route from Summerhill Road to Mall Drive, and has opened the street to the public. The new road will allow motorists access to Sonic, Bryce’s Cafeteria, retail stores and future development.

This project was developed by a private party who was reimbursed for construction costs in the amount of $970,607.93 from a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone fund.

The speed limit on Summer Ridge is 30 miles-per-hour.

Motorists should drive carefully in the area until the public gets used to the new traffic flow.

For more information please contact, Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas at lisa.thompson@txkusa.org or (903) 798-1743.