Grapevine city staff will fill out an application with Tarrant County for funds to supplement a street repair project.

Grapevine City Council approved staff submitting an application for the 50th Year Community Development Block Grant Program, which is overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, during its March 5 meeting.

What you need to know

The total cost for the reconstruction of the 500 and 600 blocks of Austin Street is $816,500, according to city documents. Once underway, construction would take place along Austin Street between Franklin Street and the railroad tracks.

Director of Public Works Bryan Beck said the grant, if approved, would cover $160,000. He added the city will cover the remaining $656,500 for the project.

Per city documents, the scope of work includes:
  • Reconstruction of 800 linear feet of the 26-foot-wide road
  • Adding sidewalks
  • Adjustments to city utilities
  • Barrier-free ramps
  • Driveway approaches
What’s next?

Beck said the design phase of the project would take between six and nine months before another six months of construction, which is slated to begin later this year. He estimated the project would be complete in fall 2025.

A construction contract is expected to appear before council next year, Beck said.

“It’s much needed, and it also [provides] access to the Cotton Belt Trail right there,” council member Paul Slechta said. “It gets a lot of use from walkers, [cyclists] and residents.”