Main Street Texarkana announced a new project today, Tuesday, December 26, the Broad Street Lights project will continue into the new year.

Plans are underway to expand Broad Street lighting to the Texarkana, Texas side, starting in the 200 block of Main Street. This project has already brought string lights to the Texarkana, Arkansas Entertainment District, creating a decorative and practical enhancement to the area.

“This project began in 2022 thanks to help from the Patterson Troike Foundation,” says Main Street Director, Ina McDowell. “We are thrilled to have the additional lighting this year.”

In today's release they explained that so far, lights have been strung along and across East Broad Street from State Line Avenue to Walnut Street.

Main Street Texarkana says they are especially appreciative of the efforts and contributions from Wholesale Lighting, Mike Rogers, Dot’s Rentals, and the City of Texarkana, Arkansas. The lights posted on the Arkansas side have already proven to be a beautiful enhancement to downtown Texarkana.

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“The 39th Main Street Christmas Parade was especially beautiful this year with the additional lighting,”
added Ms. McDowell.

The release stated that additional lights will be added in 2024 with plans to expand Westward being developed by the City of Texarkana, Texas. The target time to begin the expansion is mid-2024 and is part of a long-term plan spearheaded by Main Street Texarkana to beautify the historic commercial district and promote economic development downtown.

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To read more about this expansion or simply learn more about Main Street Texarkana, check out MainStreetTexarkana.org.

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