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Posted on: January 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] COMMISSIONERS COURT MOVES FORWARD ON SPRINGTOWN MAIN ST. DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

Parker County’s hydrology and hydraulics study on Springtown’s Main St. drainage improvements is expected to be complete in March of this year with construction on the widening of the Walnut Creek channel to happen in late spring or early summer, according to Project Engineer Chris Bosco with Freese and Nichols, at Monday’s regular meeting of Parker County Commissioners Court.
The project, which is part of the county’s transportation bond program, is being done in partnership with the City of Springtown and Texas Department of Transportation.
Parker County and the City of Springtown each contributed just over $1 million in funding for the required study and channel widening.
“I am proud of the relationship we have with the City of Springtown and it is great to see the results of our partnership coming to fruition,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “Combining our funding to get the channel of Walnut Creek widened will improve drainage and reduce flooding and will allow for the eventual extension of the Main St. bridge over Walnut Creek, which will further alleviate the current drainage issues in Springtown.”
In addition the court received the annual report on the transportation bond program, which highlights the work that has been done to improve transportation in Precinct 1 and the rest of Parker County.
Copies of the annual report will be available at Springtown City Hall, the Springtown Library and the Springtown Chamber of Commerce. The report is also available online at the county’s transportation bond web site, www.parkercountytransportationbond.com.
Nearly 90% of the projects for Precinct 1 in Parker County’s transportation bond program have been completed according to the report, including the design and construction of Pojo Road and the Springtown East loop.
The intersections of FM 730 at Flat Rock Road, and FM 1886 at Church Road were completed in August of 2012 and improved the safety of the intersections.
Other Precinct 1 projects that have been completed include the reconstruction and widening of Flat Rock Road from FM 730 to the Tarrant County line; the reconstruction and widening of Church Road from FM 730 to FM 1886 and the construction of three inch overlay of asphalt and edge striping for more than three miles of Veal Station Road.
“I am thrilled with the transportation infrastructure improvements in Precinct 1 from the transportation bond program,” Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley said. “The county’s investment in our road system has provided us with new roads and more importantly; safer roads.”


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