College Station City Council Approves A Sidewalk Construction Contract Following A 30 Minute Discussion

Screen shot of an image produced by the city of College Station, showing the route of a new sidewalk along Southwood Drive.
Screen shot of an image produced by the city of College Station, showing the route of a new sidewalk along Southwood Drive.

About 30 minutes of last Thursday’s four hour College Station city council meeting was spent on whether a new sidewalk should be built along Southwood Drive from Valley View to Todd Trail.

Councilwoman Linda Harvell voted against the recommendation of a city advisory committee and city staff, saying other areas were a higher priority.

Vanessa Garza of the city’s planning and development office explained the process that was used to reach the decision that was supported by neighborhood residents.

The council’s five to one vote to award one construction contract also included new sidewalks in the Eastgate neighborhood, along Puryear Drive from James to Walton and Nunn from Walton to Lincoln.

Weather permitting, construction will take five months.

Click HERE to read and download background information associated with the sidewalk contract.

Click HERE to read and download presentation materials during the June 24, 2021 College Station city council meeting.

Click below for comments from the June 24, 2021 College Station city council meeting. Speakers include Vanessa Garza and Linda Harvell.

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