Bryan City Manager’s April Capital Project Report to City Council – WTAW

Bryan City Manager Kean Register’s April capital project report to the city council included progress in building city streets and progress in joint projects with the Texas Department of Transportation. .

Click below for Kean Register’s comments from the April 12, 2022 City Council meeting in Bryan:


Information from the Bryan City Manager’s Office:

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

• The Travis Fields reconstruction contractor is in the process of completing the list of tasks, with project acceptance expected by the end of the month. The facility now hosts a variety of games and tournaments.

• The City Course 18 hole bridge replacement is expected to be completed next month. Construction of the City Course’s Briar Creek Canal Replacement is also underway and is expected to be completed in early July.

• Construction of Phase 1 of the Old Hearne Road project is scheduled to begin in May, with boundaries from Wilhelm to Texas Avenue, with construction completion expected in late 2023.

• The intersection at Palasota and Beck Streets is expected to open this weekend, and the roundabout at Groesbeck and Palasota is expected to open in June, with project completion expected in July.

• Construction of Phase 2 of Palasota Street has begun and will be completed by the end of 2022.

• As part of the WJ Bryan Utilities Relocation Project, the relocation of the city’s aerial fiber utilities and some Suddenlink fiber to the basement was recently completed, and construction on the project is expected to complete by the end of this summer.

• Construction of the TxDOT/1179 Raised Medians project began last month. The boundaries of this project include the intersection of South College and Villa Maria Road through the curve of Villa Maria and Briarcrest ending at the intersection of Briarcrest and Kent Street. Field closures and traffic delays are to be expected.

• Construction on Phase 1 of the TxDOT Texas Avenue project begins this month, with boundaries between Old Hearne Road and 15th Street, including the redesign of the SH 21 intersection.

• TxDOT will offer the WJ. Bryan Project in June, with a scope including raised medians, roundabouts, traffic lights, sidewalks and landscaping with boundaries from Texas Ave to just past the post office. The Post Office section at Highway 6 will be included in TxDOT’s Highway 6 Widening Project.

• The TxDOT Texas Avenue Phase 2A project to build raised medians is expected to go to tender in August, with boundaries running from 15th Street to University Drive.

• Final designs for the Gateway Monument signs on Highways 21 and 6 are underway. Staff are coordinating the placement with TxDOT and the project is expected to go public this summer.

PARKS AND POOLS UPDATES:

• Family Campout is Saturday, April 30 (3:00 p.m.) through Sunday, May 1 (9:00 a.m.) at Austin’s Colony Park. Registration is required, see the City’s website for details.

• The next event of the Free Rabies Vaccination and Microchipping Event will be Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Edgewater Park. For this and other event information, visit the city’s website at BryanTX.gov.

IN OTHER NEWS:

• A public meeting on the Bryan Flood Early Warning System will be held on Monday, April 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. A short presentation will be made for the public regarding the scope of the project, and staff will be present to answer any questions.

• The next Twin Oaks Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event will be Saturday, April 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bryan residents can get rid of a variety of household hazardous items for free. For more information, visit twinoakslandfill.com.

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