The Greenville City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider making a final offer for a utility easement along U.S. Highway 380 which city officials say is needed to help allow for the expansion of the roadway.

Should the owner refuse the bid, then the City of Greenville would seek to condemn the site.

The Council’s decision is part of the regular session agenda, which begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A work session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) intends to let bids this week for the first phase of the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 380.

From the existing two-lane highway, TxDOT intends to create a four-lane divided highway through Hunt County at a cost of almost $30 million.

The first phase will begin at the Collin County line and head east to Farm-To-Market Road 903.

Contracts for the second phase, between FM 903 and U.S. Highway 69 in Greenville, are scheduled to be let in July of 2007.

But the City of Greenville’s water and sewer lines have to be moved out of the way before the second phase can get underway. An eight-inch sewer line and an eight-inch water line, both 2,100 feet long, have to be relocated into a new utility easement.

Tuesday, the Council is scheduled to make a final offer of $8,792 to the owner of property which is needed as part of the easement. City Attorney Andy Bench said the amount was determined by an appraisal performed by the city.

Should the owner refuse the offer, then Bench is asking the Council to authorize the condemnation of the property.

Trending Video

Recommended for you