The city of Buda’s plans to expand North Main Street near Old Stagecoach Park have come to a halt because of nearby oak trees.
In November the city presented plans for the expansion, which is part of the $55 million bond package approved by voters in 2014, and residents voiced displeasure with plans to remove the trees.
On Feb. 29, engineers with HDR, the firm handling the design of the expanded road, presented updated plans and told council that the five-lane expansion would necessitate the removal of some trees.
“This five-lane expansion and taking out the trees I think is going against the wishes of the citizens and is certainly not something that I want to see,” Council Member Angela Kennedy said. “I think we should probably take a look at some of our other options.”
The city will formulate alternatives that do not include the removal of the oak trees, according to a news release.