Shortly after the opening of College Station’s Lick Creek hike and bike trail, two segments have or will be torn up.
One location is the extension of Lakeway Drive.
The second, unanimously approved by the city council at its last meeting, is to allow for a sewer line extension.
Water services director David Coleman says the joint venture will serve the city and a privately owned senior community in the city’s new medical district.
Coleman says the private-public partnership saved the city $900,000 dollars and also saved money for the developer.
Coleman says the construction bid was lower than expected, and once construction starts the sewer extension will take six months to complete, weather permitting.
Click below for comments from David Coleman in a WTAW interview with Bill Oliver and comments from the December 14, 2017 College Station city council meeting.
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to establish a 30-foot wide public utility easement on parkland and greenway property in the Medical District area that’s needed for the development of College Station Town Center and other parts of the city.
The route on parkland and greenway property is the only one feasible since it’s located directly between the developer’s property and the sewer trunk line along William D. Fitch Parkway. The easement is not expected to have any negative impact, and the site will be restored to its original condition, including the hike and bike path.
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Source: Culture – WTAW