Improvements for Gattis School Road continue to progress eastward as City Council is slated to approve engineering contracts for segments 4, 5 and 6.

The details

The planned roadwork consists of widening the existing four-lane roadway to a major arterial six-lane thoroughfare, in alignment with the city's newly updated Transportation Master Plan.

Segments 4 and 5 will be awarded to the Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson engineering firm, totaling $1.4 million for retainer services. The road work also includes the addition of storm sewers and various lighting improvements.

A supplemental contract will be authorized for Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. for Segment 6. The city initially entered into a contract with the engineering firm in 2016, having to amend the contract and rebid the project due to delays in coordination with the utility company.

The new contract totals $1.6 million for prior services rendered and future work—a little over $125,000 more than the original cost.

The scope of the work for Segment 6 also includes the addition of a right-turn lane at the Red Bud Lane intersection and a drainage analysis.

Looking ahead

Funding for engineering and design services will be paid for by sales tax revenue via the city's Transportation and Economic Development Corporation.

Segments 4 and 5 are expected to begin the construction phase in fall 2024, according to city documents, and construction of Segment 6 is estimated for completion in 2026.

Visit the city's transportation website for other planned projects and updates.