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Project Update September 10, 2012


Roadway Projects


Pearland Pkwy/John Lizer Intersection • Restriping lanes for ‘Left Only’ • New lane assignment signs • Re-programming traffic signal


Pearland Parkway • Consultant submitted request for Categorical Exclusion (CE) • CE status confirmed by TxDOT Austin Environmental Division • Held Public Meeting August 7th and meeting was well attended • Staff completed review of 30% plans


ITS Project • Awaiting FHWA Authorization to Advertise and bid at this time

• Current updated cost estimate $3.65 million


TIP Projects Update • Max Road & Fite Road – SOQs received and under evaluation


TxDOT Off-System Bridge Replacements • Miller Ranch Road – Opened on August 8th

• O’Day Road – Scheduled to be open August 20th

• Old Alvin Road – Scheduled for end of summer completion – Behind schedule


Cullen Parkway – Phase I • TxDOT and City completed walk-through on the signals and punch list was created and returned to TxDOT • TxDOT and the contractor are preparing to schedule installation of the NazTec controllers in the signals on this project • CDM Smith will program new controllers at the Traffic Operations Center for installation in mid September • Signals are being integrated into the ITS project


Cullen Parkway – Phase II • Paving of two lanes is now complete from the tiein north of McHard Road to the Beltway except one section at the north end • Final pavement section will be poured the week of August 27th • All intersections on the west side are now in • Bridge deck, rail and approaches are now completed on west side of project • Grading of right-of-way is now largely complete on west side, sidewalks and sound walls complete


Dixie Farm Road

Phase I Streetlights– McDonald/Willits to Clear Creek • Completed construction • Completed Substantial Completion and CenterPoint inspection • CenterPoint initiated the install of street light poles


Dixie Farm Road

Phase II – Mary’s Creek Bypass to SH35 • No evident work on punch list – paver band repair grading for drainage near Cowart’s Creek


Walnut Reconstruction • Water barriers and barrels at the intersection were removed • Medians mowed per one year scheduled maintenance requirement • Met with Contractor to discuss intersection completion, including installation of stop bar • Water and irrigation meters transferred out of contractor account to City’s • Parks Department walk through with subcontractor before assuming maintenance responsibility


Orange Street • The City and Contractor agreed on a resolution on all outstanding issues • Contractor performing corrective work and should be complete in two weeks, weather permitting • Contractor agreed to extend pipe for 10 driveways to prevent soil erosion under pavement and to regrade swales and roadside ditches to attain positive drainage


Business Center Drive • Coordinated with private utilities; CPE Gas initiated relocation of 6” gas main; AT&T and Comcast have not started yet • Coordination meeting with County, CR59 Engineer, Business Center Dr. CM/CI consultant and Design Engineer • Obtained TxDOT permit • 100% plans and specs revised, approved and signed • Initiated advertisement for bids


SH35 – BW8 to FM518 • Broadway/Main Street intersections replacement continues

– Final segment of the Broadway/Main Street intersection should be completed in mid September

• Paving work

– Work will now begin to focus on the area north of FM 518 and south of Orange Street – The intersection was poured back Saturday, August 25th and opened for school traffic early Monday morning – E. Plum intersection will be closed end of September for reconstruction, requiring approximately 10 days to complete

• Bridge work continuing • Drainage

– Contractor preparing to begin work on the storm trunk lines along the east side of the project


Quiet Zone Railroad Crossing

• Consultant submittal received a “No Objections” from BNSF • Plans are being finalized for submittal to TxDOT • Staff plan to coordinate with BNSF lane reconstruction, BNSF repairs, and replacement of a portion of equipment at the crossing with the railroad’s track maintenance supervisor


CR403 Rehab

• Paving completed today • Striping will take 3-4 additional days


Drainage Projects


Cowart Creek Diversion Diversion Ditch • DD4 has continued excavation of the diversion ditch west of CR 143 as weather permits • Excavation has reached CR 100 Pump Station • Concrete Poured for 1st layer of wet-well wall and removed forms Re-grading of Roadside Ditches • Consultant continued working to resolve utility conflicts on Wayne Dr. and depth of cover issues on Holland


Westchester Sidewalk and Drainage • Reviewed and approved the design contract from GC • Received 30% design plans for review


Facility Projects


Westside Library • Review proposal and contract from Wilson Architectural Group for execution • Design schedule for 60 days • Schedule pre-development meeting for early September


PSB LEED Certification • Submitted additional lavatory water temperature information today


Parks


Sports Complex at Max Road • Prepared Construction and Construction Materials Testing contracts for Council consideration and approval • Negotiated cost savings and completed (deductive) Change Order No. 1 • Engineer/Architect submitted 60% plans for sports complex


Dolores Fenwick Nature Center Phase II • Staff completed review of 60% plans


South Gate & Cypress Village Parks • Project signs and silt fencing complete for both parks • Southgate layout approved • Concrete and steel submittal approved


Shadow Creek Ranch Park • Completed review of Design Scope of Services • Architectural portion of the design services proposal are being negotiated to bring costs in line with traditional services and fees • Lead Consultant to determine if the full architectural needs and requirements are being met by the proposed scope


Utility Projects


City of Houston Interconnect

Alice Street Water Plant • Several punch list items completed • New chemical pumps installed • Replacement flow meters installed


Longwood WWTP Rehabilitation

• Sand filter demolition complete • Both filters (now chlorine contact basins) in operation


Barry Rose WWTP Rehabilitation

• Construction trailer anchored with temporary utilities • Demolition of thickener 100% complete. Grit removal complete • Progress meeting held August 23rd • Contractor on schedule with equipment submittals and major equipment buy out • Bar screen and compactor scheduled for a.m. delivery on August 31st


Hatfield Basin Trunk Sewer • Engineer revising plans per staff comments • Forester under contract for tree evaluation and protection plans • Complete tree evaluation and finalize alternative to Woody Road alignment


Twin Creek Regional Lift Station

• Attended monthly progress meeting • Contractor has completed approximately 60% of the lift station construction • CenterPoint Energy has set the poles, hung the transformers, and pulled the wires


Far Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements • Engineer submitted revised final PER • Engineer submitted 60% plans for staff review


Old Alvin 20” Waterline • Attended monthly progress meeting • Continued working with the Acquisitions Manager to acquire ROE and/or easements • Assistant City Engineer reviewed and provided additional comments on the 90% plan submittal • Returned 90% plans with comments to consultant


BellaVita Waterline Interconnect • Harris County approved plans • Project advertised for bid on August 29th • In discussions with Harris County Flood control regarding value of easement acquisition for Harris Co. Flood Control property


SH35 South Water Line • Tie in complete with no issues • Abandoned 8” waterline and filled with flowable fill • August 28th substantial completion walk through


McHard Road 16” Water Line & Roadway PER • Attended monthly progress meeting • Surveyor investigating depths of pipelines that are in conflict • 20 Right of Entries not granted and Engineer reviewing locations to determine if geotechnical testing can work around them • Hydraulic analysis complete and indicates the road will need to be raised approximately 3 feet above natural ground which would affect ROW width • Engineer reviewing analysis to see if road can be lower to avoid cost of fill and ROW


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