BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A curve on Bossier City's Arthur Ray Teague Parkway doesn't meet state standards and needs to be re-designed.

The Times reports (http://bit.ly/L1KQ6v ) the city council recently agreed to a $500,000 settlement from the firm that designed the parkway.

The city sued both the design firm and contractors in 2005 because the curve's radius did not meet Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development specifications.

City attorney Jimmy Hall says the curve can be hard for some motorists to negotiate.

Hall said the city has pending claims against CW&W Contractors.

The city will vote at its June 5 meeting to put $97,375 from the sales tax capital improvement fund toward re-designing the curve. It's uncertain how much the work will cost.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com