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Town Council awards street construction bids

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The Argyle town council approved a resolution on Feb. 22 to award Reynolds Asphalt and Construction Company the contract for Phase I of street construction in Argyle.

According to a news release, Phase I includes the remaining unimproved streets in the Thornridge Addition, the Settlement Addition, the Old Town District, and Surrey Lane. All streets scheduled for reconstruction include a 4-inch asphalt surface on a 6-inch stabilized rock base and miscellaneous drainage improvements.

“The street improvement project has been needed for a number of years due to the deteriorated state of the roadways,” Argyle Town Manager Lyle Dresher said.

“The majority of the streets/roads at one time were a part of the Denton County infrastructure and were built as rural, farm-to-market roads, thus never intended to handle heavier loads and/or traffic volumes. 

“Subdivisions were developed either outside the corporate limits of the town and/or developed before the town had adopted subdivision regulations that required improved street standards.”

Council members also approved two Interlocal Cooperation Agreements (ICA’s) with Denton County on Feb. 22 to reconstruct portions of roads in the Settlement Addition.

According to a news release, “segments of two streets within the addition extend from the town into the County thus requiring the ICAs to authorize both jurisdictions to cooperatively and efficiently complete the street improvements.”

“The reconstructed streets are being constructed to at least a 15-year design/construction standard,” Dresher said.

“Not only do the new streets improve motor vehicle safety, traffic flows and recurring street maintenance, but the improvements should have a positive effect on adjacent property values.”

The ICAs will be considered by the Denton County Commissioner’s Court this month.

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