City officials will have the opportunity during a Feb. 9 meeting to take additional steps to ensure the completion of the Heritage Trail West project following the bankruptcy of the original contractor.

The Heritage Trail West project is funded by a 2013 bond and will connect the approximately 1-mile span between Chisholm Trail Road and North Mays Street along Brushy Creek. City Council approved a resolution to rebid the project through a sealed proposal at an August meeting and will consider awarding the $19.5 million contract to Patin Construction.

The city originally awarded the $7.3 million contract to Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Co. in June 2020, and construction began on the trail segment in January 2021. At the Aug. 25 council meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Rick Atkins said the rebidding guidelines will require the new contractor to take over liability for the trail upgrade project, which he said is about 20%-25% complete.

City documents state the trail project, which will connect to the countywide Brushy Creek Regional Trail once complete, will be a 10-foot-wide trail detailing the history of Round Rock as a timeline. Starting at Bathing Beach at Chisholm Trail Road and running to Mays Street, it will include improvements at Bathing Beach Park, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park and Memorial Park.