A portion of Mobberly Avenue between Myrle Avenue and Oakdale Avenue will be temporarily reconfigured from Jan. 14 to Jan. 31 to demonstrate the roadway's planned Complete Street redesign.
The Mobberly Complete Street Project will consist of reducing the number of travel lanes from 5 lanes to 3 lanes to add buffered bike lanes and improve existing sidewalks to Mobberly Avenue. The goal of the project is to make Mobberly Avenue safe and accessible for both pedestrians and cyclists and efficiently manage existing, and future traffic demands.
The temporary lane configuration will use cones and signage to demonstrate the Complete Street layout along the thoroughfare during the two-week period.
A community event will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, for all who walk, bike or drive down Mobberly Avenue to demonstrate the safety improvements provided by the Complete Street. The event will be held at the South Ward Community Park at 1011 S. Mobberly Ave. In addition to demonstrating proposed road changes, Parks and Recreation staff will provide activities at the park.
The Mobberly Complete Street Project was approved by voters in Proposition B in the 2018 Bond election. Improvements to Mobberly Avenue were first identified in the Longview Comprehensive Plan which was adopted by the City Council in March 2015.
The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a long-term planning tool that identifies the community’s development priorities for the future, specifically the next 10 to 20 years. The improvements to Mobberly Avenue were identified in the Comprehensive Plan as part of the City’s initiative to increase private investment along key entry roadways, improve connectivity for pedestrian and cyclist, and provide alternative modes of transportation to promote healthy living. Extensive community outreach and input meetings were conducted during the comprehensive planning process to capture the community’s vision to make Longview a livable and economically vibrant community.
Two public meetings were held in Fall 2021 to receive input regarding the Mobberly Complete Street Project. Residents can learn more about the project and provide feedback via an online survey at LongviewTexas.gov/CompleteStreet.