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Sidewalk contract awarded by city
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TRINITY – The replacement of a one-block long section of downtown sidewalks will soon get underway after the Trinity City Council accepted a bid on the work Monday night. During a special council meeting, a bid from Legacy Builders, Inc., of Huntsville totaling $134,849 was accepted. City Manager Buddy Drake said after the meeting that a pre-construction conference with Legacy Builders was to be held Tuesday afternoon and he expects construction work will begin almost immediately. The section of sidewalk to be replaced runs on the north side of Main Street (FM 230) between Robb (Highway 19) and Elm streets and includes he area in front of the Trinity Post Office. Funding for the work is coming from a $150,000 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) grant. TDA had previously funded a grant that paid for a new sidewalk along the east side of Robb Street between Main and Caroline Streets. The sidewalk work now set to begin is part of a two-phase plan now being carried out by the city. A second $1.15 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation has been awarded the city to replace the remainder of the downtown sidewalks and create a concrete “walking trail” that extends south along the western side of Robb Street from Main Street to the Alco shopping center. In addition, a sidewalk loop will extend from the Robb Street sidewalk and connect to serve Lansberry Elementary School on South Maple Street. Drake said the city has already had one round of bidding for the larger TxDOT grant project but only received one bid. “We had to reject that bid because it exceeded the funds were had available,” he said. The city will seek new bids on that project next month.