Harlow Road Construction Phase Complete in Commerce

Jan 30, 2013

The first road in a series of road construction projects in Commerce has been completed.

Harlow Road, the quarter mile residential street running just west of FM 3218 was dubbed the worst road in Commerce back in summer 2012 by Halff Associates, so was naturally the first road to be reconstructed.

It was bid out to Billy Cummings Construction Company for $610,757, who started construction last July.

Construction was halted for nearly 3 weeks due to a hold on supplies needed, but picked back up quickly once the problem was resolved.

Harlow is one of many roads in Commerce that will be reconstructed during a three year period. Among the roads are portions of Monroe and Washington Streets.

Also among the list are Lee, Bois d' Arc and West Neal streets which border Texas A&M University-Commerce, who provided $875,000 for the reconstruction of the these streets.

The $4.8 million project includes $3 million in approved bonds by voters in 2008, $940,000 in Texas Water Development Board funds and the money provided by Texas A&M - Commerce.