A project to replace Amarillo Drive in Magnolia is currently in the design phase after Magnolia City Council approved an AEI Engineering work order for an amount not to exceed $85,000 at its Feb. 14 meeting.

As part of the work order, AEI Engineering will provide plans for the demolition of the existing road, traffic control and the design of the new road alongside a topographic survey, according to the Feb. 14 agenda packet.

There will be two different designs included in the project’s bid—a concrete replacement road and an asphalt replacement road. City Engineer Mike Kurzy said the project will also include lowering the height and widening the road.

During its March 14 meeting, City Council also added Smith Street from Amarillo Drive to Corpus Drive to the project.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $430,000 (asphalt replacement), $660,000 (concrete replacement)

Funding source: city of Magnolia