City, SHSU Team Up for Bobby K. Marks Drive Crosswalk Project
A pedestrian-heavy road surrounding Sam Houston State University is one step closer to being safer, reports the Huntsville Item (Wed. Jan. 21):
A pedestrian-heavy road surrounding Sam Houston State University is one step closer to being safer. Tuesday night, City Council members voted unanimously to approve an inter-local agreement between the City of Huntsville and SHSU for a joint project to install crosswalks on Bobby K. Marks Drive. The $120,000 project is being funded between both the city and university, with the city allocating up to $60,000 for the project.
However, before any work on the project can actually begin, the Texas State University System Board of Regents must first approve the agreement at its February meeting.
Formally known as Avenue H, Bobby K. Marks is located next to the Newton-Grisham Library and Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum on the SHSU campus....
If the proposal is passed by the regents, the university will be responsible for making any necessary improvements to their property adjacent to the street, as well as the city being responsible for making any improvements to the street itself such as surface pavement, curb cuts and access ramps for pedestrians that will connect streets with sidewalks.