The Killeen City Council will discuss accepting a $7.8 million bid for the construction of two segments of the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail and the extension of Rosewood Drive at its workshop session at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The council will discuss a bid from Belton-based James Construction Group to construct the final leg of the trail that extends from Interstate 14 to Chaparral Road. The trail will end in Purser Park in Harker Heights.
The project would also include the construction of 0.6 miles of road to connect Rosewood Drive to Chaparral Road. The extension will include the construction of a 284-foot-long bridge over Trimmier Creek, south of the White Rock Estates subdivision.
On Dec. 19, the council voted 5-2 to accept the dedication of 90 acres of right of way valued at approximately $1.2 million for the trail and extension. The land, dedicated by companies owned by the Gary W. Purser Jr. family, helped pave the way for approximately $6.5 million in federal funds for the regional project.
As a project that qualifies for federal funding for Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization, the city of Killeen will be responsible for a 20 percent match of the $7.8 million. The original projected cost of the project, according to the city, was $10.5 million.
The council will meet at 5 p.m. at the Utilities Collection Building, 210 W. Avenue C.
The agenda can be viewed at killeen.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.