Flower Mound Town Council approved a construction agreement for Phase 2 of the Rippy Road project in the amount of $7.44 million at its Aug. 8 meeting.

Phase 1 of the project is complete, and Phase 2 is set to begin now that council has approved the budget.

The totality of the project costs about $8.6 million. The maximum funding the project can take is $9.25 million, according to the meeting.

The project is being funded by the tax increment reinvestment zones and the water impact fees, according to the meeting.

This project includes improvements for about 2,500 linear feet of an existing two-lane asphalt roadway to a two-lane concrete urban collector, an enclosed stormwater collection system, 2,000 linear feet of 12-inch water lines and a regrading of the bar ditches along Cottonwood Drive, according to meeting documents.

The construction will occur at Pecan Meadows Drive and will extend south and east to approximately 300 feet west of FM 2499.

The construction will be completed by XIT Paving & Construction Inc., which bid the lowest budget needed to complete the project, according to the meeting. The contractor will receive a set amount of time in which it needs to complete this project once materials arrive.

Phase two of the construction is projected to begin in September 2022 and have a final completion date in September 2023. However, the project may have a later completion date due to delays in acquiring materials, according to Assistant Director of Engineering Brian Waltenburg.

“We will probably be later than September, but we won’t actually see the construction time frame, hopefully, longer than what we expect,” Waltenburg said in the meeting.

Updates on any delays for this project will be posted on the website, according to Waltenburg.