Tarrant County commissioners awarded a construction contract for paving improvements to the 600-700 blocks of East Worth Street in Grapevine.

The contract was approved at the May 24 meeting for McClendon Construction Co., which was the lowest bidder at a little more than $1 million, county documents state.

The project was initially approved by the city of Grapevine in March 2021 to rebuild East Worth between Austin and Ruth streets. The project includes removal of the existing asphalt before new asphalt and the base are placed. The project also includes curb and gutter work, a new sidewalk, a new 8-inch water line and two fire hydrants.

Funding for the project is being spread over two years to be able to tap into two cycles of funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant program, according to city officials.

Under this construction contract, $307,480 is available through the county from the Community Development Block Grant program. The city of Grapevine will pay the remainder of the costs, documents state.

Once work begins this summer, the construction is expected to take no more than 120 days, county documents state.