December 16, 2013
MEMPHIS, TN - On time and on budget. According to Memphis city councilman Harold Collins, the $43 million renovation of Elvis Presley Boulevard is going as planned.
It may be hard to tell, but the beautification of Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven continues.
If you drive up and down the street, you won't see construction workers or construction equipment, but Memphis city councilman Harold Collins said don't let that fool you.
"Work going on now with MLGW removing utility wires and poles," Collins said. "To make the street more of a clean atmosphere."
In March, workers started repaving the intersection of Elvis Presley and Brooks. Now it's on to phase two.
"You’ll see new infrastructure put in with curbs and gutters," Collins said. "Expect to see wider sidewalks, trees, and grass being planted to separate businesses from the sidewalk area."
Collins says that work begins in April of next year.
Collins says because of the makeover of the area...several businesses have expressed interest in relocating to Elvis Presley Boulevard. He wouldn't say what businesses.
The entire project is expected to be finished in late 2015 or early 2016.
source: http://www.commercialappeal.com/ The Memphis Commercial Appeal