By JUDY SHERIDAN
Removing the decorative concrete planned for medians framing the Aledo Trail couplet and replacing it with TxDOT-funded landscaping will balance the funds required to barricade the old Chestnut Street Railroad crossing, according to a change order approved by Parker County commissioners last week.
The change order, presented to the court by David Payne, of Freese and Nichols, adds $10,053.94 to the project for the crossing’s permanent closure, funding barricades, signs, traffic handling devices and a metal beam guard fence.
It subtracts $10,241.90 for the colored textured concrete planned for the center medians, however, resulting in a $188 savings.
TxDOT is providing landscaping for the entire project, Payne said, and has decided to add the medians through a new green initiative at no additional cost