Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:56 PM by Melissa Schroeder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Nov 26, 2012 8:59 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- The Chaparral Street improvement project that's been on hold for years will finally be getting underway.
City leaders are holding a presentation at 6 tonight to talk about the project and its construction timeline.
This project really started when voters passed the Chaparral Project in a 2008 bond and it was supposed to be finished by now, but we found out tonight construction will finally begin next month.
Once finished, the sidewalks and roads will have designed color pavers.
There will also be updated landscaping, benches and specialized parking meters.
One of the biggest changes though will be turning the street from a one way to two way.
By the way, city officials blame the delay of this project on high bids from contractors.
The project was budgeted at $2 million and will end up costing nearly $5 million.
They're expecting to complete this project in about a year.
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