This spring the City of Cleburne will begin its downtown sidewalk project, which will create a more walkable environment, while improving downtown’s feel.
The City Council awarded the project to Northstar Construction, LLC for $1,028,376 at its Feb. 25 meeting. The project will replace more than 25,000 linear feet of aged sidewalk in the city’s downtown area with several design elements that will enhance downtown’s aesthetic.
“Good things come to those who wait and this community has been waiting for a long time for new sidewalks downtown,” Mayor Scott Cain said. “It’ll be a breath of fresh air and help jump-start the economy downtown.”
The work includes the replacing the existing sidewalks, curb and gutter, and drive approaches, while removing any remaining parking meters in the area around Henderson and Chamber streets to just past Main Street. Crews will also install flag holders and handrails and design elements along Henderson Street, Chambers Street and around the courthouse square. Several elements will contribute to the downtown district atmosphere including brick-like walkways and decorative railing.
City staff and the contractor will host a public meeting on March 31 at the Cleburne Conference Center before beginning construction in spring. The contract has scheduled the project to run through late summer.
Because Northstar’s bid came under estimated costs, the city is able to expand the scope of reconstruction using existing monies from the Tax Incremental Financial District Reinvestment Zone No. 2 funds without incurring debt.
The Fort Worth-based Northstar Construction submitted one of six bids for the project. The city opened the bids in January and determined Northstar’s bid provides the best value. The company has previously worked on the Coppell Town Center, Veterans Memorial Park in Irving, and Walnut Creek Park in Mansfield.
Learn more about the Downtown Sidewalk Project