The City of Navasota is looking into some improvements to transportation for pedestrians in town.
Rayna Willenbrink with the city spoke about their work with Ben Miller, a former TXDOT consultant, on their preliminary applications for the TXDOT Transportation Alternative Grant.
She says that city staff based things off of the recently submitted sidewalks and trails plan, and the comprehensive plan for the city, and there are three potential projects in the applications.
“The first is a ten foot shared-use path along the north side of Washington Avenue, from Highway 6 to Wood Street, then replacing any current damaged concrete sidewalk, and adding strips for bike lanes from Wood Street to La Salle,
“The second project includes installing a 6 foot wide concrete sidewalk, where possible, from 8th Street to 3rd Street, along Washington Avenue. Also, adding in street shared bicycle markings from La Salle to 5th Street, then pedestrian signaling at Washington and 5th Street,
“The third project includes installation of new sidewalk, and replacement of old sidewalk, on Brosig Avenue, then new sidewalk from Brosig to Neal Street, then renovation of Hillside Street into a residential shared street.” said Willenbrink.
Now, she does remind folks that these are just preliminary applications, and nothing is set in stone for any of these projects yet.
“Coming up in the next week or two, we will hear back from TXDOT regarding the status, and if we are invited to submit a full grant application for any, or up to all three, of those applications,” Willenbrink said.
There is a match for the city in the projects, but Willenbrink mentioned that is they receive their Alternative Transportation Development Credits from the state following their applications, they would receive 100% of the funds for the projects, in lieu of a match.