Trimmier construction

Construction workers strip old asphalt to repave the surface of Trimmier road near East Stan Schleuter Loop.

Trimmier is under heavy reconstruction as of Friday. Workers were spotted removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing it, while traffic was merged into a single lane.

This road work is in response to a $5.85 million allocation approved by city council last May for 12 streets in Killeen.

Most of the construction was non-disruptive, but on Friday construction had forced both north and southbound traffic into a single lane, and many drivers opted to turn around or cut through parking lots instead of waiting the 5-10 minutes it takes to progress through the intersection of Trimmier and East Stan Schleuter Loop.

While this recent spat of road maintenance is sure to ease the most glaring issues, which include shallow potholes and a distorted top later due to the freeze, there is no guarantee that the surface level improvement will stand the test of time.

One of the primary concerns for city council recently has been the implementation of long-lasting, sustainable initiatives, and it is unclear whether or not Trimmier’s new “facelift” will fit the bill.

jdowling@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7552

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Interesting. It said it was changed.

After realizing that I submitted a comment with my "old" title, I made changes to it and, am now submitting it again. As I stated in my first post, the road repairs that are taking place using the $5mil+ that was approved through a reallotment of available funds to the roads, I and other city council members expressed concerns and asked questions regarding to its longevity. I, myself, asked specific questions regarding the standards it was to be built in regards to our previous standards. The staff informed us that the standards of the roads would indeed be higher and, if I remember correctly, with proper maintenance would last 15-17 years.

My apologies also, I didn't realize that I had not changed my "Title" for my post. I will have to figure out how to change it. No disrespect intended to our current D4 Councilman.

When the council agreed to this $5mil reallotment of resources to our city streets, I and others asked questions regarding the :longevity" of the major repairs to be done. One of my questions was specific to the standards to be used in the repairs and where they stood to our past standards. We were assured that the standards were higher, per the city's efforts to increase standards from the previous years and that the roads would have a, if I remember correctly, a 15-17 year lifespan if taken care of correctly. So, if all things stated by staff were true, then we will get some quality longevity out of these repairs.

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