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Commerce Awards bid for First leg of Street Project

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved a bid of $610,757 from Billy Cummings Construction Company for the reconstruction of Harlow Road.

Rated the worst street in Commerce by Halff Associates, Harlow Road stretches just over a quarter of a mile and is located in the southeast part of town.

Over the next several weeks, crews will install four-inch asphalt with concrete curb and gutter, a storm drainage system, and a six-inch sanitary sewer line from Creekview Drive to Charity Road, or about half the length of Harlow.

This is the first phase of a three-year project for the City of Commerce which totals more than $4.8 million.

A street indexing study performed by Halff indicated that nearly 75 percent of the roads in Commerce are either in fair, poor or severe condition.

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The $4.8 million project includes $3 million in approved bonds by voters in 2008, another $875,000 from Texas A&M University-Commerce and $940,000 in Texas Water Development Board funds.

The university dollars will go toward the restoration of Lee, Bois D Arc and West Neal Streets, which border campus.

Crews will conduct renovations to parts of Monroe and Washington streets in the third year of the project.


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