Councilmember Michelle Chambers (District one), in construction tractor (Photo by Betti Halsell/ L.A. Sentinel)

Compton city officials cut the ribbon, commemorating a series of ongoing street repair improvements, on Tuesday, February 8. Over $8 million has been expended throughout this set of street enhancements, that will restore a total of 7.8 miles of road.

The construction tractor “cut the ribbon” for the development and it was filmed by multiple media platforms, including L.A. Sentinel’s Live Stream recording on Instagram. After the press conference, Mayor of Compton, Emma Sharif shared her pride in the process of the new developments.

She stated, “We started this project November of 2021. After this street, we have several streets that we will be working on—we are working Alondra Boulevard, that’s going to be done from the east all the way to west, which our city limit,” the mayor continued, “we got five different streets we are working on in this phase.”