Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee

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The Keller City Council voted on Aug. 20, 2013, to place a Transportation Bond package on the Nov. 5, 2013 ballot. Learn more about that bond package HERE. 

 

The Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee was disbanded by the Keller City Council on June 4, 2013, after committee members completed their work and presented their recommendations. This page is meant to provide Keller citizens with a history of the committee's work.

The Keller City Council established a Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee to review a list of transportation projects and make recommendations to the council regarding submittal of a bond proposal to qualified Keller voters.

After five months of meetings, six public hearings and an abundance of community feedback, the committee recommended moving forward with 10 projects that amount to approximately $10.8 million, equivalent to 1.96 cents on the City of Keller tax rate.

Those recommendations were presented to the Keller City Council at its meeting Tuesday, June 4 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

TRANSPORTATION BOND PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF)  

All meetings of this committee were open to the public, who were invited to listen, observe and provide feedback. Meetings were also streamed live on the city's cable channels (27 for Charter and 31 for Verizon FiOS), and streamed and archived on this website through our Video on Demand service.

Projects Under Consideration

The City Council charged the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee with reviewing and making recommendations on the following projects: 

Roadway Improvements

Project

 Details

 Estimated Cost

Tax Implications

Recommended?

• Lamar Street, Pecan Street and Olive Street

 Project
Details
(PDF)

 $1,484,000

0.269¢

YES

• Elm Street and Pecan Street

Project Details (PDF)

 $1,345,000

0.244¢

YES

• Rapp Road Realignment at Rufe Snow Drive and Shady Grove Road

Project Details (PDF)

 $2,371,000

0.431¢

NO

• Rapp Road Extension to U.S. Hwy. 377

Project Details (PDF)

 $2,685,000

0.488¢

NO

• Shady Grove Road Expansion (Rufe Snow Drive to Smithfield Road)

Project Details (PDF)

 $4,900,000

0.89¢

NO

• 3-Lane Shady Grove Elementary Expansion (alternate version)

Project Details (PDF)

$824,000

0.150¢

 YES

• Wall-Price Keller Road Widening (U.S. Hwy. 377 to Whitley Road)

Project Details (PDF)

 $950,000

0.172¢

YES

• Keller-Smithfield Road Widening (Bear Run to Shady Grove Road)

Project Details (PDF)

 $6,050,000

1.1¢

NO

• Rufe Snow Drive Widening (FM 1709 to Johnson Road)

Project Details (PDF)

 $2,598,000

0.472¢

NO

 

Intersection Improvements

Project     

Details

Estimated Cost

Tax Implications

Recommended?

• Bear Creek Pkwy at Elm Street/Whitley Road

Project Details (PDF)

 $506,250

0.092¢

YES

• Rapp Road at Whitley Road

Project Details (PDF)

 $506,250

0.092¢

YES

• Keller-Smithfield Road at Johnson Road

Project Details (PDF)

 $548,500

 0.099¢

YES

• Keller-Smithfield Road at Bear Creek Pkwy North

Project Details (PDF)

 $243,000

 0.044¢

YES

• FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive
(Dual Left Turn Lanes)

Project Details (PDF)

 $2,200,000

0.399¢

YES

• FM 1709 at Keller-Smithfield Road
(Dual Left Turn Lanes)

Project Details (PDF)

 $2,200,000

0.399¢

YES

Recommended Projects Total 

 Estimated Cost

Tax Implications 

 

 $10,807,000

 1.96¢


Please note: These PDFs include the most updated data presented to the committee. As such, they may differ slightly from project detail PDFs provided earlier in the year.

Funding Scenarios
• Recommend calling a bond election for roadway network and intersection improvements. 
• Provide a recommendation regarding the funding scenario for a bond election. 

Ballot Structure 
• If applicable, provide a recommendation for structuring the propositions on the ballot.

 

Documents Distributed to Committee Members

Program Overview (PDF)
Funding & Bond Scenarios (PDF)

Keller Comprehensive Thoroughfare Plan (PDF) 

Travel Demand Model and Level of Service (PDF) 
Level of Service Illustration (PDF) 
Roadway Type and Level of Service (PDF)

Intersection and Roadway Information, including accident history (PDF) 
Traffic Count Data (PDF) 

Old Town Economic Development Update (PDF)
Detailed Elm Street Proposal (PDF) 

Intersection Criteria Handout (PDF) 
Roadway Criteria Handout (PDF) 
Committee Member-submitted Prioritization Criteria Handout (PDF)

 

Members

The Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee consisted of nine committee members appointed by the City Council: Councilmen John Hoffmann (Committee Chairman) and Gary Reaves (Committee Vice Chairman), and citizens John Baker, Greg Kocian, Beth Kwasny, Ken Lewis, Trent Petty, Ed Speakmon and Jim Thompson.

Public Comment Opportunities

Written notices soliciting feedback on projects were distributed to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed projects in advance of the meetings scheduled for those projects' discussion, and all meetings of the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee were open to the public, who were invited to provide feedback on any proposed project at any public hearing.

Written correspondence sent to the committee was collected and forwarded to the City Council for its consideration. The public was also invited to offer feedback to the Keller City Council when the committee made its recommendations on June 4, 2013. Future meetings of the Keller City Council may include opportunities for public comment on the recommended projects; please check future council agendas for details.

Meeting Recaps 

June 4,2013
Members of the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee presented their recommendations to the Keller City Council and were then disbanded with the council's gratitude.

May 23, 2013
The committee finalized its recommendations for the Keller City Council.

May 14, 2013
Committee members received their final feedback from the community in an all-encompassing public hearing and begin deliberations on their recommendations for the Keller City Council.

April 23, 2013
Committee members discussed four proposed projects: Widening Rufe Snow Drive from Keller Parkway to Johnson Road, installing a signal or roundabout at the Keller-Smithfield Road/Johnson Road intersection, and creating dual left turn lanes at the FM 1709/Rufe Snow Drive and FM 1709/Keller-Smithfield Road intersections. 

April 9, 2013
Committee members received a details and feedback on two proposed projects: the widening of Keller-Smithfield Road from Bear Run to Shady Grove and the signalization of the Keller-Smithfield/Bear Creek Parkway North intersection.

March 26, 2013
Committee members discussed two projects: the realignment of Rapp Road at Rufe Snow Drive and Shady Grove Road and the expansion of Shady Grove Road from Rufe Snow Drive to Smithfield Road.

March 7, 2013
The committee recapped information it received on the Old Town Keller projects discussed at the Feb. 26 meeting, including answers to questions regarding the number of homes facing Elm Street, the number of parking spaces that would be included with the proposed road improvements, the viability of creating additional pedestrian mobility across U.S. 377 and the availability of land at Bates Park to be used for additional parking for the downtown area.

Committee members were then presented the details of three projects: extending Rapp Road to U.S. 377, improving the intersection of Rapp Road and Whitley Road, and expanding Wall-Price Keller Road between U.S. 377 and Whitley (including a signal at the Whitley intersection). 

Feb. 26, 2013
Committee members discussed potential projects in Old Town Keller, including the expansions of Lamar, Pecan, Olive and Elm streets, the installation of a traffic signal at US Hwy. 377 and Pecan Street, and the signalization of the Bear Creek Parkway intersection at Elm Street/Whitley Road. They also received information on current and future traffic demands in town and received feedback from citizens and merchants, many of whom urged the committee to look at pedestrian mobility in Old Town in addition to vehicular mobility.

Feb. 12, 2013
Committee members received an orientation on city finances, project funding opportunities and potential bond scenarios.

Jan. 24, 2013
The Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee received information about its charge from the Keller City Council, was briefed on city funding and the projects up for consideration, and set its meeting schedule.

Dec. 18, 2012
The Keller City Council approved resolutions creating and appointing members to the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee and created a charge to provide direction to the committee. Resolution documents:

Oct. 23, 2012
The Keller City Council held a public workshop to review the roadway and intersection improvements under consideration and to discuss plans for the advisory committee.

 

Questions regarding the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee and/or requests for more information should be directed to:

Chris Fuller, Deputy City Manager                  Steve Polasek, City Manager
Phone: 817-743-4003                                   Phone: 817-743-4002
Email: cfuller@cityofkeller.com                      Email: spolasek@cityofkeller.com

Greg Dickens, Public Works Director
Phone: 817-743-4081
Email: gdickens@cityofkeller.com

 

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