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CS Council Approves First of New Welcome Monuments

The College Station city council Thursday night approved the first of what could be four gateway monuments welcoming motorists to town.

An agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) allows the city to construct and maintain a monument northwest of the intersection of University and the freeway, in front of Olive Garden.

The monument, located within TxDOT right-of-way, will be visible to southbound traffic along the freeway.

Public Works Director Donald Harmon said the 11 foot tall, $75,000 dollar monument, will take two to three months to award to a contractor.

It is unlikely the monument will be completed before the start of the Texas A&M football season.

The council will decide locations of the three remaining monuments as well as the future of six existing welcome signs.

Click below for comments from the College Station city council meeting:

042816-College-Station-council-monument-discussion.mp3

 

Click HERE to read and download the 221 pages of information about the monument given to the College Station city council.

Photo of the monument from the city of College Station.

Photo of the monument from the city of College Station.

 

Photo showing the location of the first gateway monument from the city of College Station.

Photo showing the location of the first gateway monument from the city of College Station.

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Posted by on Apr 29 2016. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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