The planning stage for the Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Phase-II, extending from 2nd Street to Rice Drive, is continuing forward. The pathway is along Francisco Boulevard West. It will connect the recently completed MUP Phase-I from Rice to Andersen Drive with downtown and the Bettini Transit Center. The existing 4-foot wide sidewalk will be expanded to 10 feet and will serve bicyclists and pedestrians. Plans, specifications, and engineering are expected to be completed by the end of this year. The City obtained grant funding of $1.2 million and is seeking additional funding from our regional partners to fund the second phase of the path. We expect to know about the additional funding later this year. With money in hand, the City will be ready to begin the bidding for construction contractors by January 2020 in order to commence construction in the spring of 2020.