Public Input Could Secure Funding for Road Improvements in Seguin
SEGUIN, Texas – Two projects in Seguin are eligible for federal funding through the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) -- but they need community input to help prioritize which ones will be funded.
Both projects are competing with 68 other projects to secure a portion of $300 million set aside for transportation improvements in the San Antonio area.
The larger of the two projects — Project 2 — was jointly submitted by the City of Seguin and Guadalupe County and calls for the improvement of Cordova Road from State Hwy 46 to State Hwy 123. The City and County will equally co-share costs since half of Cordova Road is situated in the city limits with the remainder being in the county. The proposed cost for Project 2 is $26.5M. The proposed project includes:
- Expanding the roadway from 2 to 4 lanes with a raised median or center turn lane
- Re-aligning Cordova Road at SH 46
- Adding a 3.5 mile shared use path
Both the City and the County will be responsible for all engineering, right-of-way/easement acquisition, environmental studies and any construction costs above the Federal participation amount. Seguin City Council members have approved and authorized the city to provide $4,988,700.00 in matching funds for the project’s construction and development costs.
The second project under consideration — Project 49 — was submitted by the City of Seguin and aims to make pedestrian improvements along Stratton, Jefferson, Guadalupe and Nelda streets. The proposed project includes:
- Constructing 5’ and 6’ sidewalks as well as crosswalks, retaining walls and shared lane markings along Guadalupe and Nelda streets.
Seguin’s Capital Projects and Engineering Department estimates that construction costs for the proposed Project 49 would be approximately $2.9M. There is a minimum requirement of a 20 percent contribution that each entity must commit to contributing to be considered for the federal funding. The City will be responsible for all engineering, right-of-way/easement acquisition, environmental studies and any construction costs above the Federal participation amount. Seguin City Council members have approved and authorized the city to provide $1,055,000.00 in matching funds for the project’s construction costs.
AAMPO is collecting comments from the public on its website through June 27. You can view a brochure and interactive map of the 68 projects, and designate the top 4 you think should be awarded funding. The organization will use your feedback to help prioritize which projects should receive the federal funding. Submit your thoughts on the two proposed road projects in Seguin currently under consideration to receive federal funding through AAMPO by visiting https://www.alamoareampo.org/yourmove/en/
AAMPO is expected to announce which projects will receive the federal funding by the end of 2021.