Work begins on South F.M. 116 sidewalk project
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Texas Department of Transportation announced on Friday that construction will soon begin on ADA compliant sidewalks along South F.M. 116 and a short portion of F.M. 3046.
It is anticipated that this project will be completed in the spring 2021, weather permitting, and consists of 10-foot wide compliant sidewalks, along with ramps, driveways, railings and signage along the east side of South F.M. 116, from the intersection of Business 190 to Collins Avenue, where it will cross over F.M. 116 and continue along the west side of F.M. 3046 and end at Dennis Street.
“There will be temporary daytime lane closures and occasional nighttime closures. Work will primarily be during the daytime, however, some work will be approved for nighttime hours,” stated Jake Smith with TxDOT’s Waco District. “The city and contractor will work together to notify property owners of when work will be conducted in front of their properties. The contractor is TTG Utilities, LP, of Gatesville, Texas.”
According to a social media post by the City of Copperas Cove, per the initial schedule the first two weeks will primarily consist of placement of signage and prep work.
The estimated cost of the project is $960,083.25, which is funded by Federal and State transportation dollars. The City of Copperas Cove was responsible for design and engineering fees, not to exceed $161,800.
This project was proposed by the City of Copperas Cove to the Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization several years ago. KTMPO determines the distribution of state and federal transportation funds to cities and other entities in the area, and this funding was approved by KTMPO in May 2017. The funding was earmarked from State Category 7 funds in the amount of $975,000.
Those with questions about the project should direct them to Kevin Keller, Copperas Cove Public Information Officer, at (254)-547-4221 ext. 6243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.