Street project to begin this month


by A.C. Hall

Continuing a program they’ve been a part of for years, the Benbrook City Council voted on March 20 to enter into an agreement with Tarrant County to do an asphalt overlay of some Benbrook streets.  Through this program, Tarrant County supplies the labor and necessary equipment while the City supplies the asphalt, gets the streets ready for overlay, and handles traffic control during the process.

The 2014 agreement will see 1.5 miles of streets overlayed with 2 inches of asphalt.  In addition to streets, the Community Center parking lot and an extension of the hike and bike trail from YMCA to Dutch Branch Park will also get the asphalt overlay.  The work is expected to begin in mid April.