Bishop Avenue overhaul to be complete in April

A $3.2 million street improvement project on Bishop Avenue will result in bike lanes, fewer lanes for cars, better sidewalks, more lighting, tree plantings and benches. It is expected to be completed in April, City Council member Delia Jasso announced at a meeting Tuesday night.

Construction started on the project, which stretches from Colorado to Jefferson, this past summer, and it is being funded through a bond program. Crews replaced 50-year-old sewage and sanitation pipes beneath the street, which was the most expensive part of the project, Jasso says.

The city plans to install 100 vintage streetlights along the street, she says.

Jasso also is working on drafting a proposal for a Planned Development District on Jefferson Boulevard. Stakeholders, including the Texas Theatre’s management company, El Padrino Taquería owner Juan Contreras, real estate investor Charlcye Bryson and other business owners are helping to draft the proposal.

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  • I’d like the city to maintain the streets and infastructure as needed without re-placing and widening existing sidewalks and adding decorative light fixtures.

  • I’d like the city to fix Canty from Bishop to Sylvan. It has been torn up by the city when replacing pipes underneath it. W

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