****Source- Cityofkyle.com, Rachel Sonnier
KYLE, TEXAS — Kyle City Council is continuing their momentum on the city’s historic $294 million road bond program.
In November of 2022, City of Kyle Voters approved Proposition A, a $294 million bond to provide funding for critical transportation projects that will decrease congestion and improve overall safety and mobility in Kyle.
During the Tuesday, March 21 City Council meeting, members approved 3 additional task orders for engineering and design services for 3 of the bond projects, including Center Street (on-system), Windy Hill Road, and the Kyle Parkway/Lehman Road Extension, keeping on track with the commitment Kyle City Council made to citizens last November.
The contracts approved by council include a contract with LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWMAN, INC. in an amount not to exceed $631,347.90 for engineering services and design of Windy Hill Road from Interstate 35 Northbound Frontage Road to Purple Martin Avenue; a contract with COBB, FENDLEY & ASSOCIATES, INC. In an amount not to exceed $2,794,679.68 for engineering services and design for the extension of Kyle Parkway from Lehman Road to Dacy Lane and the extension of Lehman Road from Bunton Creek Road to Dacy Lane; and a contract with PAPE DAWSON ENGINEERS, INC. in an amount not to exceed $488,657.77 for engineering services and design of Center Street (On-System) from Veterans Drive to Burleson Street.
All told, the bond includes 8 roadway projects (to be completed in 10 segments) across the city totaling 10.3 miles of new roads, reconstruction, and widening projects to improve the city’s transportation network. Kyle City Council has now approved 8 of the 10 task orders for the current phase of engineering and design for the road bond projects, including the 5 task orders approved for Bunton Creek Road, Bebee Road, and Kohlers to Seton during the Tuesday, March 7 City Council Meeting.
These projects will provide additional capacity to support current and future traffic needs, boost quality of life through economic development, reduce congestion and improve emergency response times, increase vehicular and pedestrian safety, and strengthen connections between the east and west sides of Kyle.
The city plans to keep citizens involved every step of the way. Plans for public meetings and online interactive opportunities where Kyle residents can express their opinions about roadway design are underway, and updates about these projects will be available on the city’s bond website, KyleBonds.com, along with the city’s website and social media channels.
For more information, go to KyleBonds.com.
The City of Kyle is located in the heart of the I-35 Innovation Corridor, just 26 miles south of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport & 50 miles north of San Antonio International Airport. Kyle is the second largest city in Hays County and is poised to become the largest — with a population that grew from 5,000 citizens in 2000 to just over 50,000 in 2020. We are the designated Pie Capital of Texas and home of the annual Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival. For more information, go to CityofKyle.com.