While 80% of the project is federally funded, the city is responsible for 20% of the reconstruction costs in addition to construction overruns. According to the agenda briefing, the total local participation cost is estimated at $581,637—not including potential construction overruns.
Funding for the now-approved agreement comes from the 2006 Tarrant County transportation bond program, which will allow the city to be reimbursed up to $500,000, according to the briefing.
“We are so appreciative of our partnership with Tarrant County and with Commissioner [Gary] Fickes and the fact that they have identified this project for eligible use for those county funds,” Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said.
The project itself encompasses a softening of the S curve from San Bar Lane to Oakbriar Lane and an asphalt mill and overlay on the roadway sections from Colleyville Boulevard to San Bar Lane and from Oakbriar Lane to Brown Trail, according to the agreement.
Additionally, the project will include an 8-foot sidewalk on the north side, the replacement of sewer and water lines, and landscape restoration within the city’s right of way along with improvements to curbs, gutters and drainage, the agreement stated.
The Texas Department of Transportation is managing the project and awarded the construction contract to Jagoe Public Co. at the beginning of the year, according to Colleyville’s website. Construction began the week of Feb. 15. The project is expected to take 18 months with completion expected by late summer 2022.
According to the city’s latest update on the project Sept. 27, crews are continuing to work on installing underground utilities on the south side of the road, which is expected to continue for another two to four weeks. Construction crews “will start lime stabilizing the subgrade” once those utility lines are installed.