LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Killeen City Council will not meet at its regularly scheduled time Tuesday due to the New Year’s holiday.

The council’s next scheduled meeting is a workshop session at 5 p.m. Jan. 9.

The agenda and location of the workshop session will available Friday at killeentexas.gov.

The city is expected to hold a series of discussions at coming workshops surrounding a potential bond referendum on the May 5 ballot to help pay for road infrastructure tied to the Killeen school district’s possible $426 million bond issue.

The city has said a possible bond would, at minimum, cover four road projects surrounding a planned sixth high school to be located on Chaparral Road near Featherline Road.

The four projects, with current construction estimates, include:

Expansion of Chaparral Road from two to five lanes — $21.5 million

Expansion of East Trimmier Road south of Stagecoach Road from two to five lanes — $7 million

Expansion of West Trimmier Road between Stagecoach and Chaparral roads from two to five lanes — $7.9 million

Expansion of Featherline Road between Stagecoach and Chaparral roads from two to five lanes — $9 million

The total cost for all four projects — the baseline principal amount for a proposed bond — is $45.6 million.

The bond proposal, if needed, must go up for council approval before it is placed on the May ballot. The deadline to submit the bond paperwork is Feb. 16.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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