Tyler, Texas (KETK) — During the Tyler City Council meeting, the council authorizied the City staff to advertise for bids for the construction of the West Cumberland Road Extension construction project.
The West Cumberland Road extension will consist of four traffic lanes, raised landscaped medians and sidewalks.
Construction includes a proposed bridge crossing over West Mud Creek and provides connectivity for a future hike and bike trail, which will be bid separately at a later date.
The length of the Cumberland Road project is approximately 2.4 miles.
In addition, the existing section of Cumberland Road east of South Broadway will be widened from two to four traffic lanes.
Bidding for the Cumberland Road extension is scheduled for April 2014. Construction would then begin in the summer of 2014 and is estimated to last about 2 years.
Funding will be provided by the Half Cent Sales Tax, by paying cash for the infrastructure inprovements such as this, the City is able to maintain zero general obligation debt and a AAA bond rating.