The Commerce Journal

Local News

May 15, 2013

Road project still on schedule

COMMERCE — Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton said the road construction project has been an unusual one.

For the three year project the city has one set of crews working on replacing water lines under the road, one crew working on the roads themselves; and the project is being funded by three separate entities, including the Texas Water Development Board, Texas A&M University-Commerce and the city of Commerce.

Commerce is currently in year two of the three year project, with the reconstruction of Harlow Road the first year.

According to Clayton, construction went over the planned deadline the city had set for the construction company because for a time, the workers were nowhere to be found.

“There was one period where he disappeared for six weeks,” he said. “He finally finished it.”

Clayton said something good came out of it though. Since the company finished it so late, the city didn’t have to pay the company near as much, freeing up money to go toward other road projects.

“That’s going to allow us to do more work along Charity Road,” he said.

The road construction has caused some longer and more difficult drives to work, especially for students and faculty at A&M-Commerce. Clayton admitted it has been an inconvenience but said it will be worth it when the roads are rebuilt.

“It’s not as timely as I’d like it, but it is what it is,” he said.

Crews recently began work on year two of three, which includes three phases that will take approximately eight months each to complete.

Phase one includes Lee Street, from Bois D’ Ark to Monroe Street; Bois D’ Arc Street, from Lee to Hunt Street; and Monroe Street from north of Greenville Street to Live Oak Street.

Phase two includes Monroe Street from Walnut to Greenville Street, and Stonewall Street from Bryan to Monroe Street.

Three roads are included in phase three of the project. West Neal Street from Culver to Cooper Street; Washington Street from Culver to Maple Street; and Monroe Street from Live Oak to Bonham Street.

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads

Poll

How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Must Read
Facebook
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide