Improvements to downtown Round Rock along East Main Street delayed

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After receiving only one bid on a downtown beautification project, construction has been delayed until early 2020. The project calls for six “parklets”—or designated spaces with trees, tables, chairs and lighting features—nestled along East Main Street from Mays Street to Sheppard Street.

Round Rock City Council voted June 13 to reject DeNucci Constructors’ approximately $2 million bid—which amounts to double the city’s budgeted cost for the project.

Round Rock Transportation Director Garry Hudder said city staff will re-evaluate the bid package to make the project more attractive for additional contractors.

Parklet location

The purple boxes labeled A-F indicate proposed parklet locations. The orange boxes are side street restripe parking areas. (via city of Round Rock)

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  1. What a terrible idea and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Parking is already bad enough downtown, time to start taking my business elsewhere. I feel bad for all the local businesses downtown that are going to suffer because of a bad idea by the city government.

    • I totally agree. No idea who came up with this idea but we should attend city council meeting and voice our opinion. Active citizenry works but not enough people are willing to speak up.

  2. There are hundreds of spaces off-street in the ramps. They never fill up. Walk a half block, it’ll be good for you!

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas.
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