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HAVANO PARK — City officials working with the state highway department to qualify for funding to improve Northwest Military Highway say they won’t know for several months if the money is coming.

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is charged with the disbursement of $200 million in federal funds for local road projects; it is calling on cities and agencies to submit proposals to qualify for the Surface Transportation Program—Metro Mobility, or STPMM. Final selections will be announced by the MPO in June, and Shavano Park and the Texas Department of Transportation have partnered to share costs for improving Northwest Military. “Right now we’re only at the

If funds are approved in June by the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Shavano Park officials plan to add turn lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks to Northwest Military Highway inside Loop 1604. Photo by Rudy B. Ornelas

conceptual stages on this project,” said TxDOT spokesman Josh Donat. “We are working with Shavano Park to develop a proposal for the Metropolitan Planning Organization to consider that would add turn lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks to Northwest Military inside Loop 1604.” TxDOT made an initial presentation to the City Council Oct. 26, and a final one was scheduled for Nov. 16 to seek council approval before going to the MPO Dec. 1.

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“It’s going to be a deliberate decision that is going to occur in the spring with a final decision in June of 2016,” said City Manager Bill Hill regarding the decision as to whether the city will be selected for the funding. “These projects are still some years out, even if they approve it.” Donat said nothing is happening anytime soon.

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