Stephenville home owners will notice more construction around the city this summer. That’s because a number of streets are getting a much-needed makeover.
Hernandez Concrete Construction will help improve the city streets, which includes curb and gutter work off N. Graham Street on Virginia and Oxford streets. They are also working on another project outside City Hall on W. Washington Street.
Drew Wells, director of community services, said, “Situations like the Alpha Graphics improvements and those made by Dr. Evans (Cross Timbers Orthopedics) work as a catalyst for additional improvements by the city. To complement those improvements and address the increased traffic volume in those areas, the city wants to get the improvements completed as soon as possible.”
The city’s street department will take on additional reconstruction projects after concrete work and valley gutters are completed at Columbia and Washington streets. Wells adds, “This year the council approved several street improvement projects with our internal street staff taking the lead on reconstruction to get these streets up to par.” The work zone includes repairs to Virginia, Oxford, Floral, Green and Mason streets.
Two annual reconstruction projects are also currently being completed by Jay Mills Contracting, including an area of Harbin Drive between Swan and Washington streets and east of Hook Elementary.
Meanwhile, Wells said capital improvements to three of the city’s most traveled streets – Alexander Road, McIlhaney and Dale streets – have been delayed until following the end of the 2012-13 school year to avoid traffic issues when students return in August. But Wells said motorists will likely see utility and other infrastructure improvements begin to take shape along the roadways later this year.
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Original Source: Stephenville Empire Tribune