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LOCATION CHANGE: Public update on Bell Street project

Tuesday’s meeting to update the public on the first phase of Bell Street’s reconstruction has been moved to City Hall.

The gathering will be at 5:30 p.m. in the east mezzanine of City Hall, 501 Rio Concho Drive. The public is invited. The meeting is being moved from the City Council chambers at the convention center, which suffered water damage during Monday’s rainstorm.

City officials will give a short presentation at Tuesday’s meeting and answer the public’s questions.

Final construction plans for rebuilding Bell Street from Rio Concho Drive to Harris Avenue are complete. A request for bids has been advertised. Bids will be opened Thursday, Aug. 3. Construction is expected to begin in November.

Bell Street will be rebuilt from Rio Concho Drive to Old Ballinger Highway in three stages. The first phase will take about 18 months.

Bell Street is the second project in a 10-year, $80 million plan to rebuild San Angelo’s worst streets. The first project, on Martin Luther King Boulevard, is halfway to completion. MLK was tabbed as the first project to make use of a federal grant.

The proposed timeline for street projects is posted at cosatx.us/streets.

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