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Construction Updates

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JULY 2014

RECLAIMED WATER DELIVERY SYSTEM AND PUMP STATION

RECLAIMED WATER DELIVERY SYSTEM PHASE I

Construction began in July on Phase I of the reclaimed water system along Bear Creek Parkway between Midway Drive and E. Ash Lane.  The reclaimed water line is 99% complete.    

A pump station is under construction along Bear Creek Parkway just north of Midway Drive.  All equipment is in place.  Contractor is trouble shooting the operation.  Awaiting final punch list inspection by city.  Training scheduled for the first full week in July.

We expect Phase I of the entire project to be complete by mid-July.

STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

CULLUM DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION

Cullum Drive is being reconstructed from SH 10 to East Huitt Lane.  The street improvements will upgrade this portion of the roadway from a two lane county road type section with open drainage to a standard curb and gutter street section with underground drainage systems.

The project consists of the placement of approximately 7,000 square yards of concrete paving, 600 linear feet of water lines, 1,200 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines and 1,500 linear feet of storm sewer pipe for the reconstruction of Cullum Drive.  A new sidewalk will be placed on each side of Cullum Drive.

City Council has awarded the contract to McClendon Construction of Burleson, Texas.  Construction began on January 20, 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in September, 2014.

The sanitary sewer line has been completed on Cullum Drive.  About 300 feet of 8-inch water pipe has been set.  The storm sewer construction is complete.  The contractor has completed the headwalls at the creek crossing.  Removal of existing street surface has been completed.  Expect street base work and paving to occur in July.  Contractor has started lime stabilization of the road.

RIO GRANDE BOULEVARD CONSTRUCTION

The project will construct approximately 2,970 linear feet of the Rio Grande Boulevard extension to Cheek-Sparger Road. Two side streets will connect the southbound SH 121 frontage road with Rio Grande Boulevard. The southbound SH 121 frontage road will be widened to accommodate the entrances to the side streets. The project will complete the bridge over Little Bear Creek, provide landscaping and irrigation to the medians, and construct entry features along the southbound SH 121 entry connections and Cheek-Sparger Road.

The project includes the placement of approximately 25,000 square yards of concrete paving, 1,900 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, 170 linear feet of water line and 700 linear feet of storm drainage pipe. A new sidewalk will be placed along portions of the SH 121 Frontage Road, Rio Grande Boulevard and the entry streets.  The intersection of Cheek-Sparger Road and Rio Grande Boulevard will be signalized.

City Council has awarded the contract to Mario Sinacola & Sons, Inc. of Frisco, Texas.  Construction began on January 27, 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in August, 2014.

The storm drain is complete.  The off-site sanitary sewer line installation is complete.  Excavation has started on SH 121 frontage road but is being delayed due to an AT&T fiber optic line that is buried too shallow.  Concrete paving for Rio Grande Boulevard is near completion.

Dry utility crew has 90% of electrical & gas in ground and crew has completed the Rip Rap at north bridge abutment. 

Bridge beams have been delivered and installed.  Bridge deck is ready for paving.  Street light piers are in.  Water line on south end at Cheek-Sparger is in and operational.  Frontage road will be complete when Brazos Boulevard and Goodnight are tied in.  Paving is complete with the exception of the bridge approach slabs.

COUNTY ACCESSIBILITY RAMPS AND SIDEWALKS

Construction may begin in July to replace accessibility ramps and adjacent sidewalks along the following streets: 

  • Fair Oaks Blvd.
  • North Main St.
  • Midway Dr.
  • N Ector Dr.
  • Lamar Dr.
  • Parker Dr.
  • Fayette Dr.
  • Hollywood Blvd.
  • Martha St.
  • Broadway Dr.

The County has set the Pre-Construction meeting for July 2, 2014.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

EL CAMINO REAL WATERLINE REPLACEMENT

The existing 8” residential water main along El Camino Real from West Pipeline Road to the south city limits is in need of replacement due to its deteriorating condition and inadequate size.  With the installation of a new 10” line, the incidents of water breaks should decrease and with the larger volume of water available in the 10” line, greater pressure can be maintained for residents, and also for fire protection as necessary.

Bids were opened June 4th and the project was awarded at the June 24th City Council meeting to A&M Construction and Utilities, Inc.

Construction is expected to begin on the project in late July.

BRAZOS BOULEVARD CONSTRUCTION

Brazos Boulevard is a new 37 foot wide curb and gutter street that will be constructed from Red River Drive to Rio Grande Boulevard.

Bids were opened on June 11th and the project was awarded at the June 24th City Council meeting to Jackson Construction.

Construction is expected to begin on the project in late July.

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