Commerce hires group to assist in SH 11 project

Commerce – The Commerce City Council has authorized another agreement for services regarding its Highway 11 utility relocation project.

Council members Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Crossland Acquisition Inc. of McKinney in attaining easements for the project.

The city hopes to obtain the easements so they can move utility lines out from under state right-of-way just east of the city and onto other property. The relocation is a mandate by the Texas Department of Transportation, who plans to rebuild the intersection at SH 11 and Loop 178 in the fall. It is up to the city to have the line relocation done before TxDot begins construction.

The project will cost the city $1,896,000 over 20 years, with the first payment to be made in February, 2010.