The Bamore Road project won’t begin construction until at least February 2021. And even though that’s more than a year in advance, Rosenberg City Council member Kevin Raines could not be happier to get the ball rolling.

At the last regular Rosenberg City Council meeting, council members hired engineering firm CivilCorp to complete the Bamore Road expansion project. The services will cost the city $197,474.

A capital improvement project to extend Bamore Road was included in the 2017 Fort Bend County Mobility Bond issue. This project will provide a two-lane concrete, curb and gutter roadway with sidewalk from the realigned intersection of Bamore Road near the U.S. 59 frontage road through Cottonwood subdivision to Stella Road.

“For myself, I’m for (the project) because I live in that neighborhood and we’re fixing to open the bus barn down there and there’s going to be a lot of traffic going through there,” Raines said during the meeting. “I think it’s a good idea. What’s the timeline on this?”

City Manager John Maresh said construction would begin by February 2021. According to city staff, this will complete the fourlane boulevard section for this major thoroughfare.

“Do you have plenty of stop signs on this road?” council member Isaac Davila asked. “It looks like a long race track. If not, we need to put some in.”

Maresh said stop signs are slated to be placed along the street.

Fort Bend County has provided mobility bond funding of up to 50% of the eligible construction costs or $900,000, whichever is less. The total project cost for engineering design and construction is estimated to be $2,486,550, and the city’s portion is estimated to be $1,586,550.

Funding has been included in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Raines made a motion to hire CivilCorp. The motion was seconded by council member Jacob Balderas and passed unanimously.

The next Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St. Audience members who wish to speak must sign up in advance.

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