Stephenville city officials are holding a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight in City Hall Council Chambers to answer questions and offer assistance to residents living on what is currently known as Alexander Road.
On Feb. 3, the city council approved changing the name from Alexander Road to South Ollie Avenue after an extensive construction project to connect the two roads. The change will take effect on Aug. 1.
A letter from the city sent to affected residents said city staff would contact utility companies and other agencies about the address change, including Oncor Electric, United Cooperative Services, Atmos Energy, Embarq, Northland Cable, Stephenville police and fire departments, the water department, the post office and the Erath County Appraisal District.
The change will only alter the street name and not the house number, with the exception of three or four homes that were out of sequence, according to Director of Community Development Betty Chew. The letter also stated that the new street name would help emergency response crews locate homes in cases of emergency.
Originally, Ollie Avenue began at Lingleville Road on the north side of town to Green Street. The new extension will continue from Green to Long Street. South Ollie Avenue will pick up on the south side of Washington Street through to the southern city limit on the other side of the South Loop, near Elk Ridge.