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City could pay $300,000+

The city’s obligation for utility relocation work connected to the U.S. 287 bypass expansion sits somewhere around $320,000 by the best guesses of the engineer hired to plan the work.
Todd Wintters, hired early this month to start work on the city’s portion of the relocation work, presented his findings from two weeks of investigation at the city’s regular commission meeting Monday.

TxDOT’s initial design plans could have called for the city to pony up as much as $2 million, he said, but using up-to-date schematics of utility lines in the area means that out of 10 possible areas for reconstruction and relocation work, three are still on the table.

“We were able to find seven areas with no conflicts,” Wintters said.

Wintters estimates that the first area of work, relocating 2,000 feet of water line in the Lampasas Street area near Dorie Miller Intermediate School and Ennis Regional Medical Center, will run between $110,000 and $120,000 to complete.

TxDOT plans to leave the Lampasas Street crossing at grade, pushing U.S. 287 and its service roads underneath the existing roadway in a cut-away underpass.

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