By Judy Sheridan
Public Works Director Gordon Smith told the Aledo City Council last week that concrete lanes for FM Road 1187 between Interstate 20 and downtown Aledo are scheduled to be installed in mid-June, with the action taking place at night — between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The process, which should take a few days to complete, will require that one lane be shut down, he said, and should be finished before the council meets again next month.
Smith also reported that traffic might finally be reduced to one lane on FM Road 1187 this week between Oak and Elm streets, as large box culverts are installed for drainage. The schedule, however, depends on the weather.
TxDOT first announced the temporary lane closure in April. At that time, public information officer Val Lopez said the lane reduction would last about a week.
In addition, the city has talked to the road’s contractor about making the bridge at I-20 safer, Smith said, and the installation of two-way signs and markers is planned. The bridge used to have three lanes, including a turn lane, but one of the lanes is not in use.
Two sections of concrete will be installed soon for the Aledo Trail couplet project, Smith said, one across the railroad tracks, the other creating the westbound turnaround just south of the tracks.
“As we get into June and July, the lanes [on FM 1187] will go to one several times,” he said. “An intricate storm drain has to be laid.”
By Judy Sheridan
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Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges
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Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.
Developer withdraws site plan
ANNETTA —A controversial 34-home subdivision proposed for a 41-acre tract on Duncan Road will not go forward as planned, according to action taken by both the proposed developer and the Annetta Town Council after a public hearing Thursday night.
Aledo City Council to meet July 24
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Fires damage business, home
Two separate fires around 2 p.m. July 15 damaged a Willow Park business and destroyed the home of a Weatherford family.
Letter to the Editor
Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.
ESD 1, Annetta South close on fire station site
Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. Annetta South is expected to consider a zoning change to accommodate a new station next month.
Registration has begun for Aledo ISD
Aledo ISD enrollment for the 2014-15 school year began yesterday, July 21, and students new to the district need to register before school begins, Monday, Aug. 25.
County scrambling to fill elections post
Former Parker County Assistant Elections Administrator Laura Watkins, who sought, but was not appointed to the post of Parker County Elections Administrator after Robert Parten retired, last week began work as assistant elections administrator for Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator Judith Evans has confirmed.
Willow Park tackles 11-street project
The Willow Park City Council last week picked a list of 11 streets they’d like repaired as part of the city’s next road repair project, a significant portion of the 17-road, $850,000 list of needed repairs.
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