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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Ride for Heroes a success
Nearly 1,200 cyclists flooded the roads around East Parker County during Saturday’s 12th annual Moritz Ride for Heroes.
Aledo ISD School Board Place 7 candidates
Early voting for the May 10 general election begins April 28. Following is information gathered from the candidates for the Place 7 Aledo ISD trustee race, Hoyt Harris, James Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers.
Aledo ISD School Board Place 6 candidates
Early voting for the May 10 general election begins April 28. Following is information gathered from the candidates for the Place 6 Aledo ISD trustee race, incumbent David Davis and challenger Farida Goderya.
Callaway gets A+
Anita Callaway, an English teacher at Daniel Ninth Grade Center, was named “Teacher of the Year” during the 2014 Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony held April 15 in the Aledo High School auditorium.
Man dies in Farmer Road crash
A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. April 15 in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.
Fire victims' fund established
Two streets down and hours after many members of the East Parker County community gathered April 5 to present a new home built with donations to the Hancock family, another family in the West Oak subdivision lost their home to a fire and is now in need of support from the community.
Delay adds $56,000 to Aledo Trail project
The long delay in the Aledo Trail downtown couplet, now due to finish in summer instead of spring, will add about $56,000 to the cost of the project, Parker County commissioners learned last week, when they approved a change order upping the contract to around $3.3 million.
Parker County Sheriff's Report March 31-April 11
Theft of property
A deputy was dispatched to 8600 Interstate 20 East, Aledo, in reference to a theft investigation. The 57-year-old male complainant said an unknown suspect stole $1,000 of copper wire from the Sprint tower on the site. A case was made for the theft of property: aluminum, bronze, copper and brass.
East Parker County Calendar of Events
Bearcats ‘N Boots Gala: dinner, auction and entertainment
• 6:30 p.m. at Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth.
• Catered by The Wild Mushroom; entertainment by Four Day Weekend.
• Tickets cost $100.
• Benefitting the Aledo ISD Education Foundation
• Title sponsor Buford-Thompson Company.
• For more information, go to aledoef.org.
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