Nolanville— June 21, 2022 — The City of Nolanville begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel as construction wraps up on the I14 expansion and plans to ''switch'' on new underpass lighting begins.
In a project that the city is calling the "Wonderpass," Nolanville officials are hoping to transform a once dark underpass into an attractive, accessible path that will help create a safe, walkable environment and bring overall vibrancy to the area.
The new lighting installed by local contractors RK Bass will include color-changing light fixtures that can be set to illuminate the underpass with different combinations and motions throughout the year. Different themes will be programmed for holidays, commemorations, and remembrances.
The Wonderpass is a collaboration between the City and the Economic Development Corporation and is one of the highlighted campaigns in the city's latest comprehensive plan.
Nolanville City Manager Kara Escajeda explains that this project has been on their planning radar since 2018 when Main Street received its most recent facelift.
"In 2018, Main Street went through this beautiful transformation. The plan was to carry the light posts installed on Main Street to the bus stop on the other side of the interstate," said Escajeda. "When we realized the cost would be similar, we opted to go with a more vibrant approach to allow Nolanville to stand out more."
The Nolanville Economic Development Corporation has also been passionate about working towards this goal since the beginning and has funded half of the Wonderpass lighting project.
Kerry Fillip, Director of the Economic Development Corporation, explains how vital this project is.
"Not only will these changes help showcase the positive improvements made on Main Street, but it will help generate more foot traffic for business growth and help weave together the north and south neighborhoods of Nolanville."
Plans for a community lighting ceremony are underway and will be announced once RK Bass has completed the finishing touches.
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Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 Jshidler@nolanvilletx.gov