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City road project will increase safety

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:30 am

A continuing city road project will increase safety for residents walking and driving to three local elementary schools as population increases in the area.

The Copperas Cove City Council voted Jan. 7 to continue with the Courtney Lane Improvements Project Phase II. Phase I, which took place in March, included pavement markings.

In April, portions of Category 7 funding became available when the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization changed its federal designation.

The city applied for $218,500 for Phase II of the project which required a 20-percent funding match of $54,000.

“This is for ADA ramps on Courtney between Farm-to-Market 116 and Fairbanks,” City Manager Andrea Gardner said. “The match applies to construction only so the city pays 100 percent of the design, geotech, environmental and administration fees.”

In September, the city was awarded the funding to begin Phase II which will include the addition of a right turn lane to be added for westbound traffic on Courtney Lane. It will also replace curb and sidewalk ramps and driveway reconstruction in the area.

The council voted unanimously to spend $148,500 on Phase II. The totals could change depending on changes in the scope of the project. The city has a total of $171,800 to contribute to the project without prior authorization of the City Council.

The Jan. 7 vote allows the city manager to enter into an Advance Funding Agreement with TXDOT and authorize the local funding match.

The city expects to request project bids in March and the project to get underway sometime this summer.

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