The city of Kyle authorized a construction contract in the amount of $1.798 million for construction and improvements to Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park.

The authorization came during City Council’s June 1 meeting, when officials approved a contract with T.F. Harper & Associates, LP, of Austin.

"T.F. Harper is ready to get started on the this project tomorrow, provided we approve it tonight," said Assistant City Manager James Earp. "They are dedicated to delivering the project on time."

Information from the city states the funding is coming through settlement funds paid to Kyle as part of a 2019 agreement between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC and the Permian Highway Pipeline, LLC.

Work on the park will include preservation of historical areas, the addition of 2,000 sq. ft. of new concrete, custom perimeter fencing, landscaping, irrigation and electrical work.

The city’s contract with T.F. Harper states work should begin two to three weeks after receipt of a written notice to proceed and requires 210 calendar days to complete pending weather.