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Boyd’s Knox Avenue project enters phase 2

By David Talley | Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
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WORK IN PROGRESS – Starting soon, the city of Boyd will close the west side of Knox Avenue for major repairs with an expected completion date in August. The portion is highlighted in red. For information, visit cityofboyd.com.

Construction on phase two of the Knox Avenue project in Boyd is set to begin in two weeks.

The west side of the road, stretching from Texas 114 to Oak Street, will be closed until August as crews from Boyd-based 2L Construction replace the road’s surface, City Administrator Greg Arrington said Thursday.

The closing marks the end of phase one of the project, where crews repaired Knox Avenue and added a sidewalk from Farm Road 730 to Oak Street. Arrington said 2L will pave the road as a whole upon completion. For now, the public will now be able to drive on the mostly-finished east side of the street.

“It’s still road base right now,” he said. “But that’s actually a lot smoother than it was. I drove on it today.”

Arrington said the city has fielded a few questions about the project’s timetable. Crews had briefly run into a potential drainage issue during phase one near an apartment complex, he said, but re-engineered the sidewalk placement and continued.

“We’re at day 90 of a 180-day project, and we’re exactly where we should be,” he said. “And we’re not expecting phase two to take as long because there’s no sidewalk with this part.”

Arrington said they planned the phase two start date to coincide with the beginning of summer break and, hopefully, its conclusion will coincide with the end.

“I’m really glad the city was able to get it done, and I think it’s really going to be nice when it’s done,” he said. “For now, phase two really shouldn’t even affect school access a lot because they have entrances and exits in the rear.”

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