Bryan Council to Consider 29th Street Widening, Tax Freeze

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A major construction project is among the items on the agenda when Bryan City Council meets this week.

Council members will consider awarding a $2.3 million dollar contract for the widening project on 29th Street.

The company Brazos Valley Services submitted the lowest bid for the project that calls for widening 29th from Villa Maria to Garden Lane.

Other changes include a right-turn lane at Villa Maria, a left-turn lane and traffic signal at Joseph Drive, and putting in a cul-de-sac on Skrivanek Drive.

The project comes after increased traffic and accidents in the area because of Blinn College.

The City Council will also consider a tax freeze for senior citizens and the disabled.

The same group of citizens who spearheaded the tax freeze passed by Brazos County voters in 2004 are also leading this movement.

Council can institute the freeze itself or force the group to circulate a petition to get the issue on a ballot.