Tyler opens $16.4M Earl Campbell Pkwy.Tyler opens $16.4M Earl Campbell Pkwy.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=97302012-09-05T07:16:00Z2012-09-05T00:00:00Z

TYLER - Tyler's new $16.4 million Earl Campbell Pkwy. is now open. The new four-lane road connects TX 155 to W. Loop 323 and features two bike lanes, raised landscaped medians and sidewalks.

The completed project consists of about 86,000 square yards of pavement, enough to cover about 13 football fields, plus more than nine miles of curbs and 11 miles of striping, records show.

Along the 9,400 linear feet of roadway there are more than 840 roses planted as a salute to Tyler's reputation as the Rose Capital of America.

There also are more than 230 new trees, a move intended to support Mayor Barbara Bass' Tree Tyler initiative of planting 5,000 trees within five years.

The irrigation system for the project is designed to reduce potable water consumption by 49 percent. The design likely will use about 119,890 gallons per month, compared to a typical baseline of 236,856 gallons.

Funding for the project came from half-cent sales tax revenue, as reported June 2012.

Read more at the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Tyler Morning Telegraph
Infrastructure & Transportation
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