More than 7 miles of new sidewalks coming to Tyler

TYLER (KYTX) - During Wednesday morning's regularly scheduled meeting, the Tyler City Council approved a design contract with Adams Engineering to provide design and construction phase services for new sidewalks using the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Transportation Enhancement Grant Sidewalk Project.

The proposal is for the design of five foot wide American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks. The sidewalk locations were selected using the Pedestrian Master Plan published by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in 2010.

The streets included are:

Mockingbird Ln./S. Peach Ave. to S. Broadway Ave.

Loop 323 NNW/Van Hwy. to W. Erwin St.

Garden Valley Rd./Bradley Ave. to N. Glenwood Blvd.

W. Gentry Pkwy/Van Hwy. to N. Broadway Ave.

W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./N. Palace Ave. to N. Border Ave.

S. Beckham Ave./E. Houston St. to Troup Hwy.

E. 5th St./S. Beckham Ave. to S. Clayton Ave.

"The project includes approximately 7.2 miles of sidewalk throughout the City of Tyler that are greatly needed," said City Engineer Carter Delleney.

In August 2013, the City of Tyler was awarded the Transportation Enhancement Program grant offered through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to receive a maximum of $1,648,322 in federal funds. The grant funds will allow the City of Tyler to be reimbursed for 80 percent of the construction cost for the sidewalks.


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