Mar 25, 2010 5:44 PM by News First 5

Construction projects resume

Construction that stopped on several projects is starting back up again.

The projects were put on hold last fall.  The city said it was because of cuts to its staff but the recently hired a firm to restart the construction.  It will cost about $2 million a year. "All in all, it will be a little more expensive to go this route but it's the route that has been determined for us by the RTA board and city council," said Rob Kidder, a city engineer.

The projects include the South Metro Accessibility (Milton E. Proby Pkway), Austin Bluffs Corridor (Nevada Ave. to Academy Blvd and Barnes Rd. to Old Farm Dr.), Fillmore/El Paso St. improvements, Vincent Drive Bridge at Cottonwood Creek, Hancock Avenue Bridge at Templeton Gap and five roadway safety projects.

They expect to finish all of them by 2014.


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