Alabaster OKs design for Silver Creek second entrance

Published 9:59 am Tuesday, October 23, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A plan to add a second entrance into the Silver Creek subdivision in southern Alabaster took another step forward during a recent Alabaster City Council meeting, as council members voted to approve an engineering agreement for the project.

Council members voted unanimously during their Oct. 15 meeting to enter into an agreement with the InSite Engineering firm to complete design services for the utility relocation necessary to complete the project, and to complete construction inspection once the project is completed.

The city will pay InSite $13,500 for the water and sewer relocation design, and will pay the company $45,000 for the construction inspection.

Once the project is completed, it will add a second entrance to connect the neighborhood with Alabama 119, as originally planned in the neighborhood’s design.

Alabaster City Administrator Brian Binzer said the neighborhood plan originally approved by the city required the developer to complete the second entrance, but said the project was not completed, requiring the city to obtain money from the developer’s bank to help fund the second entrance. Currently, Silver Creek Parkway serves as the only entrance for the about 200-home neighborhood.

Binzer said the city and InSite are working to complete left and right turn lanes off of Alabama 119 to serve the second entrance, and the city has obtained road bond money to complete the paving necessary for the project.