Leander to see added sidewalks along Crystal Falls Parkway


Leander will soon see gaps in sidewalks filled in the city.

City Council voted unanimously Jan. 17 to allow the engineering firm Binkley & Barfield Inc. to design, bid and provide construction administration services to complete gaps along Crystal Falls Parkway between Glass Drive and Overland Drive.

“It’s sorely needed,”Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Stephenson said.

The vote comes after the planning and zoning commission recommended filling in sidewalk gaps throughout Leander in 2018. The commission developed a list of sidewalk gaps around the city and prioritized them. The additions on Crystal Falls will be the first in a yearly project to address sidewalk gaps in Leander as budgets allow, according to city documents.

The project on Crystal Falls costs $36,000 for professional services, not including construction costs. Leander city spokesperson Mike Neu said the sidewalks are estimated to be complete in September.

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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