The city’s first pedestrian-only bridge was installed over the irrigation canal that runs parallel to the Bicentennial Hike and Bike Trail recently.
The bridge is meant to connect the recreational path near Wisteria Avenue and lead hikers and bicyclists on a safe route across railroad tracks in north McAllen close to Bill Schupp Park.
City commissioners approved a contract with Foremost Paving Inc. in October for $149,000. It was nearly $70,000 over the initially planned budget but the lowest bid that was submitted. Foremost Paving Inc. is a construction firm based in Elsa and commissioner Trey Pebley works as its chief administrative officer. Pebley recused himself from voting on the project.
In late June, commissioners approved a change order for $10,625 to be paid to Foremost Paving Inc. for additional site work. Fees paid to AEP Texas totaled an additional $4,268 too. In total, the cost of the bridge was nearly…
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