BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A drive through Baker is getting a little less bumpy and helps to honor civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the process.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the city held an official ribbon cutting for the newly repaved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lane. This comes just in time for Dr. King’s 90th birthday.
“This was once a gravel road with potholes. Now we have a paved street. I just would like to thank the owners and the residents for their cooperation in allowing the city to make the improvements," said Councilwoman Glenda Bryant.
“This day right here makes all the work that we put into it as elected and public officials because five people, we’re changing their lives the rest of the time, the rest of their lives,” said Mayor Darnell Waites.
Funding for the improvements was covered by the City of Baker.