Windy Hill Road expansion in Kyle moves forward with $2.48 million contract

During its Oct. 20 meeting, City Council accepted the bid from Smith Contracting Co. Inc. based on a recommendation from LJA Engineering. (Courtesy Fotolia)
During its Oct. 20 meeting, City Council accepted the bid from Smith Contracting Co. Inc. based on a recommendation from LJA Engineering. (Courtesy Fotolia)

During its Oct. 20 meeting, City Council accepted the bid from Smith Contracting Co. Inc. based on a recommendation from LJA Engineering. (Courtesy Fotolia)

After reviewing eight bids to widen Windy Hill Road in the city of Kyle, officials accepted the bid from Smith Contracting Co. Inc. at a cost of $2.48 million.

During its Oct. 20 meeting, City Council accepted the bid from Smith based on a recommendation from LJA Engineering, according to city information.


Smith offered the lowest bid of the eight, with the highest price coming in at $3.74 million from Aaron Concrete Contractors.

Information from the city states the scope of work "includes the construction of a new 47-foot width roadway, structure improvements, grading, base, pavement, curb and gutter, pedestrian improvements, safety light, signing and markings for approximately 0.47 mile of roadway."

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster said more details on the road widening will be added soon to the city's specialized project tracker at www.cityofkyle.com/projects.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.