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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Hitting the trail for MS
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Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck
A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.
Aledo City Council Place 4 candidates for May 10 election
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Aledo City Council Place 2 candidates
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USAF heroes to Ride for Heroes
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FM 5 intersection makeover
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Bearcat Bootcamp holds successful fundraiser
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Hearing held for Annetta Crime Control District
The Crime Control and Prevention District proposed for the Town of Annetta — which voters have the chance to accept or reject in the May 10 election — moved forward last week with an April 7 public hearing.
Candidate forums set for May 10 election
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the cafeteria of Trinity Christian Academy, 4954 East Interstate 20 Service Rd S, Willow Park.
Calendar of events
The East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society invites all who are interested to join them for their monthly meeting and salad luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Willow Park Community Center, Ranch House Rd. and Stage Coach Trail. The program will be a computerized photography collage of Parker County photos by Lorena Friddle, president of the Parker County Women’s and Newcomer’s Society, and a 1930s video of the El Chico Ranch in Willow Park donated by early resident Bob Rothel. The video was made when his father was the ranch foreman. If time allows there will be a showing of an 1920s movie of Aledo donated by the King family.
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