Shavano Park City Council on March 27 awarded a $6.28 million contract to D&D Contractors to oversee a slate of road and cul-de-sac upgrades funded by the voter-approved 2022 bond issue.
Chris Otto, vice president with Shavano Park firm KFW Engineers and Surveying, which was recently acquired and rebranded Colliers Engineering and Design, said D&D offered the lowest of bids from six contractors.
The $6.28 million amount covers the planned reconstruction of Bent Oak Drive, Chimney Rock Lane, Cliffside Drive, End Gate Lane, Fawn Drive, Saddletree Road, Shavano Drive, Wagon Trail Road and Windmill Road, all east of Northwest Military Highway, according to Otto.
The contractor award also will support the repaving of the Post Oak Way entrance from Lockhill-Selma Road as well as cul-de-sac upgrades on Elm Spring Lane, Honey Bee Lane, Turkey Creek Road, Hunters Branch Street and Hunters Branch South, all west of Northwest Military Highway.
Otto said D&D, a company based in Marion, a city between Cibolo and Seguin, came highly recommended from other cities where the contractor either is performing road projects or has worked on streets in those communities.
Otto said D&D is presently leading infrastructure projects in Cibolo and Universal City, and at a handful of private residential developments.
D&D President Kelly Dickens said his firm plans to work closely with Shavano Park to ensure minimal disruption for local residents during the estimated total 18-month road project, which city officials said will begin in the summer.
“We’ll like to take the things we’ve learned in the last few years and do things that will mitigate inconvenience for the homeowner,” Dickens said.
Otto said CPS Energy plans to start in June a four-month gas utility line improvement project in Shavano Park to support the city’s street project.
Otto also said his team March 17 submitted 60% completed designs for planned street and drainage improvements on Shavano Park’s part of DeZavala Road.
City officials said Shavano Park’s 2022 voter-approved bond was used to secure $4 million in federal funds to support improvements to the town’s part of DeZavala Road, including drainage upgrades, sidewalks and bicycle lanes. The city also plans to improve visibility for motorists exiting Bikeway Lane onto DeZavala Road, Otto said.
Otto said the DeZavala Road project has a preliminary estimated cost of $2.9 million, adding all completed engineering plans for DeZavala should be submitted to the city by the end of July.