Main Street repaved

Striping may start next week

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Things are looking a little blank on Main Street right now, but that’s about to change.

After months spent replacing water mains under Main Street, the city has repaved the road from the water tower on the east to where it becomes Lux Road in the west and connects with FM 1094. The new pavement also includes Fowlkes Street downtown.

For the last couple of weeks, the new surface has been unmarked, but that’s about to change.

“Engineers have been working on the design for parking,” City Manager Lloyd Merrell said. “The city council approved compact car parking (in the center of the street downtown) … and the engineers are designing that. They’ve sent it to an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) specialist to make sure it’s ADA compliant.”

Merrell said he expects to have the approved plans back later this week so striping can begin next week or shortly thereafter.

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