From Feb. 3 through 2 p.m. March 8, the city of Shavano Park will accept responses to a request for proposals, or RFP, regarding streets and cul-de-sacs that are to be improved using funds from a $10 million bond issue.

City Council on Jan. 23 reviewed the RFP and the latest timeline for plans to implement the 2022 voter-approved bond, which will support fixes on nine city streets and five cul-de-sacs east and west of Northwest Military Highway.

City staff has been consulting with Shavano Park-based firm KFW Engineers and Surveying on preplanning for the bond-funded road construction, which local leaders expect to begin this summer and last about 18 months.

City officials said the following roads will undergo varying levels of reconstruction: Bent Oak Drive, Chimney Rock Drive, Cliffside Drive, End Gate Drive, Fawn Drive, Saddletree Road, Shavano Drive, Wagon Trail Drive and Windmill Road.

The cul-de-sacs of Elm Spring Drive, Honey Bee Drive, Hunters Branch Drive, Hunters Branch South and Turkey Creek Drive will undergo varying levels of reconstruction, local leaders said.

However, city officials said they would solicit alternate bids for End Gate, Wagon Trail and all targeted cul-de-sacs, meaning the city has the option to not complete these roads in the initial bid process with the awarded contractor.

City officials added the alternate bid process is being done because concerns about inflation are driving street construction costs beyond the $10 million bond amount approved by voters.

Local leaders also said Shavano Park will receive $4 million in federal funding to improve the city’s portion of DeZavala Road, adding that if any of the targeted roads cannot be fully funded within the $10 million bond amount, the town will plan to fund those streets with federal money and finish them with the awarded DeZavala contractor.

According to the city, the bids will be opened March 10, and the council is scheduled to approve a contractor award on March 27. The city plans to have the contractor lead a town hall between May and June.