After gathering input over the last 10 months from residents, business owners and other stakeholders, the City of Bryan is hosting an open house on Aug. 7 to solicit feedback on draft plans for the Midtown area.
The City of Bryan invites the public to learn about proposed improvements on William J. Bryan Parkway (WJB) from Texas Avenue to Earl Rudder Freeway. The third and final meeting for the design phase of this project will be held on Thursday, January 24, from 4 to 7 PM at the First United Methodist Church Gym in Bryan. The project team will share recommendations for improving WJB developed through a unique collaboration between the City and community members.
- WHAT: 3rd and Final Public Input Meeting – WJB Improvement Project
- WHEN: Thursday, January 24th – 4 to 7 PM
- WHERE: First United Methodist Church Gym – 506 E. 28th Street, Bryan
Since late 2017, the City of Bryan and TxDOT have been working with the community to develop a plan to improve safety and mobility along WJB. Through a community survey, two previous public meetings, a design workshop, and many individual meetings, the team identified preferences and developed solutions that address safety and mobility while preserving and enhancing the character of this corridor.
“Solutions have been developed that address many of the problems people shared with us such as speeding, lack of safe sidewalks, and long back-ups at intersections. Each proposed solution took into account the unique character of the roadway through different zones the community helped us identify,” said Paul Kaspar, City Engineer.
The meeting will function as an open house and community members are welcome to come and go at their convenience between 4 and 7 PM. The City will have handouts, exhibits and large maps which illustrate the proposals and will be available to share insights on how each element contributes to addressing the challenges identified by the community. “We are excited to present the outcomes of the collaborative process among City staff, TxDOT, and our community members,” shares Kaspar. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to share feedback on the proposals which the team will review and consider as they finalize plans in coming months.
Construction for these improvements is not expected to begin until early 2021. For additional information on the WJB improvement project, please visit www.WJBproject.com.