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Council authorizes road diet grant application
Camden City Council members (from left) Walter Long, Laurie Parks and Willard Polk all spoke out about why they did or did not vote for a resolution tied to the proposed Broad Street road diet. Long -- along with Mayor Tony Scully and Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, both whom also spoke about the proposal -- all voted for the resolution; Park and Polk voted against it. - photo by C-I file photos
On a split, 3-2, vote, Camden City Council passed a resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a federal grant to help cover the costs of a proposed “road diet” for a portion of Broad Street. The project proposes to reduce Broad street from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction between DeKalb and York streets and includes other improvements. The road diet will only begin once a separate project to establish an enforceable truck route around Camden’s downtown is completed.