TYLER – In his 2019 State of the City address for Tyler Wednesday, Mayor Martin Heines shared obstacles and important issues the city faced in 2018 and steps the city has taken to improve them. According to our news partner KETK, one of the big ones that was also on last year’s list is traffic. But the city is working to ease that concern by upgrading the traffic light system that’s been used since the 70s in an effort to better serve the growing city. One other effort is projects by TxDot that promise to expand widely used roads and improve their safety features. Mayor Heines also touched on water, sewer, drainage, and street improvements, as well as celebrating the most recent public safety campaigns and upgrades to city parks.