Posted: Feb 5, 2013 3:44 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 6:50 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The road in front of HEB's bread and tortilla factory is just like many of the roads we see around our city, worn out. But instead of waiting for the city to get around to fixing it, one company has taken action into their own hands.
"The road is pretty rough for our partners and our vendors. And as you travel down yourself you can see that it needs some improvements," said HEB Public Affairs Manager Regina Garcia.
For the last three years HEB has been looking for a way they could fix it. The city is in the process of passing an ordinance that says it will give HEB $850,000 for the improvement of McCampbell Road and for the retention of 388 jobs.
While $850,000 is quite a bit of dough, Garcia says its only a fraction of the money that will come out of the company's pocket. She says the company expects the road to cost them at least a few million dollars. "Because beyond just the construction within the road itself, we're looking at drainage concerns as well," said Garcia.
But either way Garcia says HEB thinks the project is worth it for both them and Corpus Christi residents.
"We're just glad it's going to be a win win over all for all of us who need to utilize this road everyday," said Garcia.
HEB plans to begin construction on the road in June.
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