The city will seek public comment on the Rosewood Drive extension project Oct. 19 at the Killeen City Council chambers at City Hall.
According to the city, the proposed project would extend Rosewood Drive 0.6 miles from its current dead end at Riverstone Drive to Chaparral Road as a four-lane roadway with a continuous turn lane.
The project would traverse Trimmier Creek and include a 284-foot-long bridge.
Although additional right of way is required, no residential or nonresidential structures would be displaced, the city said.
Information on services and benefits available to affected property owners and the schedule for right-of-way acquisition can be obtained from city project manager Bert Holmstrom at 254-616-3151.
Exhibits showing aerial photography and plans of the proposed project will be displayed at the hearing, the city said. Representatives from the city, the Texas Department of Transportation and the consultant engineering team will be at the meeting.
Public comment is encouraged.
The project is part of the city’s 2015 Thoroughfare Plan with a cost of about $7 million. The project also includes the construction of the third and fourth segment of the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail.
According to county property records, the Rosewood extension will run primarily through a 133-acre parcel of land owned by the Killeen Chaparral Development LLC. Gary “Bubba” Purser Jr. is listed as the agent of record for the company.
Purser is also president of RSBP Developers Inc., which developed the Heritage Oaks planned unit development and White Rock Estates subdivision directly surrounding the project.
The proposed road will run within 200 meters of a Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 wastewater treatment plant to the east of the project.
The public hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Hall, 101 N. College St.
Information about the proposed project is available for inspection Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 3201-A S. W.S. Young Drive.
Written comments relevant to the project may be mailed to Bert Holmstrom, Project Manager, 3201-A South WS Young Drive, Killeen, TX, 76542.
All mail must be received by Nov. 4.
Written comments can also be submitted electronically to email@example.com.