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City Council advances contribution for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA

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The Bossier City Council will vote in two weeks to approve an ordinance appropriating $50,000 from the Hotel/Motel Taxes Fund to support the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants coming to the Shreveport-Bossier area in May.

The council also awarded a bid to Boggs and Poole Construction for improvements at CenturyLink Center. The bid of $698,000 is for external storage, cap stones on wells, a new ticket office, new concessions areas and rehabbing the holding kitchen, all locker rooms, and restrooms. The project also will create a new meeting room and paint the concourse.

Council members also got an update from City Engineer Mark Hudson on several road projects in the city, including

  • Ball Park Drive
  • Wemple Road
  • Shed Road
  • The intersection of Brownlee Road and Airline Drive
  • The intersection of US 71 and Sunflower
  • Coleman Street
  • Viking Drive
  • Innovation Drive
  • Highway 80
  • Walter O. Bigby Carriageway