Parker County Judge Mark Riley, Commissioner George Conley and Springtown Mayor Tom Clayton encourage Springtown and area residents to attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. on the reconstrution of FM 51 through Springtown on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Springtown Senior Center.
With approximately 3,500 linear feet of FM 51 to be reconstructed from Roberson Ave. to Pojo Road, the project will improve mobility and safety for Parker County residents along with numerous other benefits.
"While construction on this project is not expected to begin until spring of 2019, I encourage our residents in Springtown and the surrounding area to attend this meeting to learn about the work that will be done," Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. "This project will be a great benefit to our residents. It includes underground storm drainage, as well as raising the height of the FM 51 Bridge at HWY 199 to alleviate the flooding problems the area has experienced."
Springtown Mayor Tom Clayton said he sees this meeting as a continuation of Parker County’s and Springtown’s desire to demonstrate transparency.
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"We want to keep the Springtown community informed on the project and how transportation dollars are being spent here in the Springtown area," Clayton said. "The project will make the drive through Springtown much safer for all, particularly pedestrian traffic. The project will also greatly improve the aesthetics of FM 51 and State Hwy 199. This will make it easier to market the City of Springtown utilizing the city’s economic development strategic plan adopted by the city council."
Riley pointed out that the partnership the county created with TxDOT, the Regional Transportation Council, the City of Springtown and Springtown ISD helped keep this project moving forward.
"We are investing millions of dollars into Springtown’s transportation infrastructure," Riley said. "We did this through partnerships and our residents will reap the benefits of the Parker County Bond Programs and our collaborative effort for years to come. To date, over $10 million has been invested in the Springtown area."
Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley said the county’s investment into Springtown and Precinct 1 as a whole are aiding the growth that his area of the county is experiencing.
"We have a lot of people moving this way and all of these projects are going to help keep our roads safe and less congested," Conley said.