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City awards College Hills Blvd Reconstruction Project for $32 million

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Communications Department

Lorelei Day, Communications Coordinator

College Hills Boulevard will soon be undergoing long-awaited improvements, including sewer and water line replacements, a new underground drainage system, as well as new asphalt paving, sidewalks and curbing.

City Council Tuesday, Feb. 15, awarded the College Hills Boulevard Reconstruction Project bid in the amount of $32.66 million to Reece Albert Inc., who was the sole respondent to the request for bids.

The project will cover College Hills from Avenue N to Loop 306 and is anticipated to have a 30-month construction time frame. Construction is projected to begin in late May 2022.

Funding for the College Hills project is allocated from various sources:

-Sewer line replacement will be funded from the Water Reclamation Fund & Wastewater operating capital in the amount of $10.1 million

-Water line replacement will be funded from the Water Fund operating capital in the amount of $3.1 million

-Paving, pavement markings and signs will be funded from street bond funds in the amount of $10.9 million

-Drainage and infrastructure work will be funded from the Federal ARPA Grant in the amount of $8.5 million

“Working through all of the design challenges was a long and complex task, so we’re proud to finally get this project put together,” said Shane Kelton, City Public Works director. “This project is definitely needed and well deserved for those who frequently travel the roadway.”

Citizens can expect to see utility work begin first, followed by road construction, including curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveway replacements. In addition, some areas of the roadway will be widened to meet arterial standards that were not met when originally constructed.

“It’s very clear that College Hills is in disrepair and should be one of our top priorities,” Mayor Brenda Gunter said. “We are pleased to be able to present a plan and a financial strategy to ensure College Hills gets done as quickly as possible and at the same time, improve the quality of life for all those who use College Hills.”

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