Salado property owners invited to meetings on Main Street Initiative
Main Street property owners, local residents and business owners are invited to public meetings for the first phase of the Main Street Improvement Initiative 5:30-7 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
The Village of Salado will take public input concerning a proposed plan for the addition of sidewalks, walking paths, necessary drainage and parallel parking lanes within the 100 foot right-of-way on Salado’s Main Street.
The infrastructure work on Main Street is the first phase of the Village initiative, which is based upon the work of Texas A&M University engineering students through the Texas Target Communities program.
The plan will help make Main Street safer and more pedestrian friendly, according to City Manager Kim Foutz.
It calls for two vehicle lanes of 12 feet in width, bicycle lanes of 3 feet in width and parking lanes of 7 feet in width to allow for parallel parking.
When TXDOT has completed the I-35 expansion and resurfaces Main Street, it will no longer allow nose in parking along its right-of-way, Foutz says.
Outside of the parking lane will be 12 feet of “bioswale,” or drainage which will also separate vehicular traffic from pedestrian traffic.
The proposed concept design will have a 6 feet wide sidewalk of concrete and a 4 feet wide trail of crushed materials. Finally at the outermost edge of the TXDOT right-of-way will be a 4 feet strip for plantings and trees.
According to Foutz, the Village will apply for the funding of the sidewalk and trail when TXDOT resurfaces Main Street.