Bryan has big plans to improve Texas Avenue, William J. Bryan Parkway

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The City of Bryan has big plans for Texas Avenue and William Joel Bryan Parkway.

The city is in the early stages to bring improvements along Texas Avenue from Highway 21 to the College Station city limits and William J. Bryan Parkway from Texas Avenue to Highway 6.

It would include things like new sidewalks, improved landscaping, and pedestrian improvements.

Something Bunny Villarreal was glad to hear about as she visited Sue Haswell Park.

"The sidewalks we definitely need more of those. Yeah I'm all for that you know," she said.

"Both projects would cost about $2 million each to design is what we're expecting. At this point we have not negotiated any contracts yet but then the construction would be approximately $12 million and $13 million range for both of those projects," said Paul Kaspar, who is the Bryan City Engineer.

Funding will come from the B/CS Metropolitan Planning Organization.

"With the MPO providing the funds to TxDOT to build and the city leveraging the design aspect will move these projects along faster than they probably would have happened otherwise," he said.

The city also plans to install more medians, which is something drivers have mixed feelings about.

"I don't know I kind of like them and then I don't it's hard to say. They're there for a reason though it's for safety," said Villarreal.

"I think it's great. We need improvements. And It's always helpful," she said.

Right now the city doesn't know the complete impacts the projects will have on drivers until they finish design.

Right now plans don't call for adding any more lanes to Texas Avenue or William J Bryan Parkway.