The City’s “Taylor on the Move” Street Maintenance Project is underway and project managers have announced that they will begin planned improvements on Fourth Street at the beginning of February. The project includes recently completed upgrades to Mallard Lane, as well as upgrades to Fourth Street and Second Street. The project is expected to be completed by summer.
Improvements to Fourth Street will include resurfacing and striping from Main Street to Carlos G. Parker Boulevard. There will be updated striping from Main Street to Gym Street. There will also be a full-depth reconstruction to smooth out a portion of the roadway west of the railroad crossing.
A two-way cycle track will also be installed on the north side of the street offering a more direct connection to the greenbelt near the animal shelter, allowing more accessibility to residents and visitors throughout Taylor. Construction on Fourth Street is anticipated to last through April. During construction, there will remain access to crossroads and driveways.
The project is part of the 2022 Infrastructure Bond approved by the Council in a public meeting on December 8, 2022. Improvements include seal coating, sidewalk reconstruction, street reclamation with new surface asphalt, signage, striping, and traffic control for City Streets. The construction contract was awarded to Texas Road in the amount of $4,094,857.40 in June 2023. The improvements will make the streets safer for Taylor residents and visitors.
Residents and visitors can learn more about the Taylor on the Move 2023 Street Maintenance Project by visiting the website at https://bit.ly/TaylorOnTheMove. The page is also linked in the City’s home page banner at www.taylortx.gov. The website includes updates, information on the project as well as graphics showing changes being made to the streets.
Residents who have questions about the project can contact the City’s Communications Office at 512-352-5448.