Construction is currently underway on the south side of John McCain Road, and the additional funds granted will go to filling gaps on the north side. Some of the sidewalk on the north side of the road will be completed by the new Oak Alley subdivision.
According to city documents, state law allows cities to increase construction contracts by up to 25% of the original cost, which was done in this case. The expansion will fulfill some of the priorities established by Colleyville’s Pedestrian Transportation Ad Hoc Committee, which comprises private citizens and members of the Colleyville Parks and Recreation Board. The committee sets annual priorities for new or improved sidewalks and trails as part of the Colleyville Capital Improvement Plan, which City Council must approve.
Colleyville Public Works Director Ray Silva-Reyes explained that the city was taking advantage of the original contract with HQS Construction LLC to fill additional gaps in the city’s pedestrian walkways.
“Get them knocked out with this contract and save us a mobilization fee,” Silva-Reyes said at the Dec. 15 City Council meeting. “We have a good contract on our hands.”
Timeline: summer 2020-spring 2021
Funding source: city of Colleyville