Coun­cil ap­proves La Fron­tera road work City of­fer­ing free hol­i­day tree re­cy­cling

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — MAR­CIAL GUA­JARDO, ROUND ROCK LEADER — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

City Coun­cil mem­bers unan­i­mously ap­proved a con­tract re­lated to Phase 2 of the La Fron­tera area road im­prove­ment project at their Dec. 6 meet­ing.

Coun­cil mem­bers voted 6-0 to en­ter into a $324,515 con­tract with Kennedy Con­sult­ing, Ltd. for en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices on the project. The con­tract cov­ers a pe­riod from Jan­uary 2013 to Nov. 3, 2014.

The first phase of the project re­built much of La Fron­tera and Hester’s Cross­ing boule­vards in the south­west­ern por­tion of town. Im­prove­ments were needed, ac­cord­ing to city of­fi­cials, be­cause of poor soil con­di­tions and water in­fil­tra­tion of the hilly road­ways.

Kennedy will be tasked with de­sign­ing im­prove­ments for re­main­ing streets in the La Fron­tera area, in­clud­ing Sun­dance Park­way, Kouri Drive and Parker Drive. Kennedy han­dled en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices for Phase 1 of the project.

A 200-day con­struc­tion phase of the lat­est por­tion is sched­uled to be­gin in Jan­uary 2014.

The Le­an­der Parks and Recre­ation De­part­ment is of­fer­ing free re­cy­cling of live Christ­mas trees from Dec. 26 to Jan. 13.

Trees must be cleared of all dec­o­ra­tions be­fore be­ing re­cy­cled and can be dropped off at Robin Bled­soe Park, 601 S. Bag­dad Road. The city will use the re­cy­cled trees as mulch in its parks. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Parks and Recre­ation De­part­ment at 512-5289909.

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