Elvis Presley Blvd. will receive face lift

(WMC-TV) - Elvis Presley Blvd., the street thousands of fans visit every year, is getting a face lift. And in the coming months you will see some $43 million in improvements along the blvd.

Renovations you can look for include upgrades to traffic signals, street lights and landscaping. A series of public meetings helped residents and business owners get a better understanding of what Elvis Presley Boulevard will look like in the future.

You know, everyone wants to live somewhere they are proud of - and if it looks nice they feel a lot better about being here, about supporting the businesses here, and living here," said Misty Rosser, Businesswoman.

"In government, we all like to have our finger or our signature on something, and I'd like to think this project was a signature for the council and those who represent that area," said Harold Collins, Memphis City Councilman.

An old church and apartment complex have already been demolished by property owners anticipating the positive improvements.

And you probably won't have to wait long to see the new changes. Contractors on the project will get special incentives if they finish on time.

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