The entrance into the city of Keller, from Southlake, will be getting a refreshed look.

During the July 2 City Council meeting, a service agreement and construction administration service agreement with Kimley-Horn were approved for $74,000.

The Fort Worth-based engineering, planning and design consultants will partner with the Parks and Recreation Department for a beautification process along Keller Parkway, or FM 1709. The work will start in the city limits of Keller and Southlake and run west to Keller Smithfield Road.

The details

There will be work done on four different stretches of medians on Keller Parkway/FM 1709, which will include adding plants such as:
  • Yaupon holly
  • Desert willow
  • Rock mulch
  • Salvia
  • Mexican feather grass
  • Color guard yucca
  • Agave
  • Lemon lime nandina
There will also be irrigation plans and other proposed landscape improvements, according to city documents.

After the design portion of the work, which will be reviewed by the Texas Department of Transportation, the city will have to bid the project, according to documents.