RG. Miller Engineers will design 1.88 miles of sidewalks for the City of Mont Belvieu Texas, providing a safer, pedestrian route from its neighborhoods to schools, churches, shopping, parks and playgrounds within the city limits.
The sidewalks, consisting of four different routes with varying widths, will address gaps in the city’s existing sidewalk program.
The new sidewalks were the result of 15 public meetings between June 2015 and January 2017, where in response to overwhelming support from the Mont Belvieu community, the Mayor and City Council passed a resolution supporting the city’s application and allocated the necessary 20 percent matching funds for construction.
Amber Forrest, P.E., Project Manager in the RGME Transportation Department, assisted the City of Mont Belvieu in its application to the Transportation Enhancement Fund for the projects.
Funding for the projects is part of the more than $44 million recently approved by the Texas Transportation Commission for 46 bicycle and pedestrian projects for rural/nonurban and small urban population areas across the state. The funding is from the federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program, which supports such projects for population areas of 200,000 or less.