Bond Projects

Joe Burger Park

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Joe Burger Park

  •  Joe Burger Park is located at 1251 E. Greenbriar Rd, at the corner of Blackland Road and Greenbriar Road, next to Harry H Herndon Elementary School. 
  • A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on November 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM.
  • The park consists of a playground, basketball and tennis/pickleball courts, a bathroom, a seating area, a retention pond, and a tree memorial area. Additional construction phases will add more amenities. 
  • Thanks to a Local Park Grant awarded by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the basketball court and tennis/pickleball court were added to this project’s scope. A final inspection for this grant will be held in mid-December.

Road Bond Projects

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Woodcreek Blvd. Extension

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Woodcreek Blvd. 

  • A-Lure General Contractors, LLC was awarded the contract. The Council also approved a change order to add the Striping and Turn Lane projects to the scope of work.  
  • Expected completion for grading of the project is January 9, 2023.
  • Installation of wet utilities should start the week of January 16. Estimated completion for the installation is 90 days (May 2023).
  • Project Duration: 240 days for Woodcreek Blvd. plus 60 days for Memorial Parkway Striping and 70 days for Right Turn Lane at I30 Frontage Rd. for a total of 370 days. Completion, punch list, and acceptance is anticipated in October/November 2023.
  • Railroad work and signals are expected to be completed by October/November of 2023.
  • Avondale anticipates completion of their portion of the road around June 2023.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Woodcreek Blvd Extension $1,278,719.34 $5,236,165.00

Turn lanes at I-30 & FM 551

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Turn Lanes at FM 551/IH30

            Phase I Memorial Parkway Striping Project

  • A-Lure General Contractors, LLC was awarded the project as a change order to the Woodcreek Blvd. contract.
  • A-Lure submitted a Traffic Control Plan for review and Kimley-Horn has accepted it. All shop drawings have been submitted and are being reviewed.
  • The project started on January 9 and will have a duration of 2 months.

Frontage Road RTL Extension

  • This project is expected to start on February 1, 2023.
  • A-Lure received the CAD files. They submitted the Traffic Control Plan for review and Kimley-Horn has accepted it. All shop drawings have been submitted and are being reviewed.
  • This project was added to the Woodcreek Blvd. contract as a change order and will be done along with the Woodcreek Blvd and Striping projects. 
  • TxDOT will look at the timing of traffic lights and make any improvements once the striping phase has been completed.
  • The duration of the project in the contract is 70 days.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Turn lanes at I-30 & FM 551 $68,559.00 $1,500,000.00

Water Tower Road North/South

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Water Tower RD Extension

    • Dudek Construction provided a rough schedule anticipating acceptance and opening of the road by May 2023.
    • Wet utilities and road grading have been completed for this project.
    • Lime stabilization started on January 4, 2023. Concrete will be on site the week of January 9.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Water Tower Road North/South  $0 $1,622,547.00

Riding Club East/Railroad Crossing

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Riding Club  

  • On July 18, 2022, the City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. O-2022-018-Determining the Necessity of Acquiring Real Property for Construction of Public Roadway Projects.
  • The appraisal was completed for the property acquisition needed to relinquish two railroad crossings.  This was a necessary action to gain one crossing for the Woodcreek Blvd. extension.
  • Kimley-Horn provided 100% design plans to the city for review. Comments have already been sent back to Kimley-Horn.
  • Advertising for the project will begin on January 12 and January 19. The city anticipates going to bid on February 1 with potential completion dates in August/September 2023.
  • Riding Club Road was closed on August 17, 2022, in agreement with the construction of the railroad crossing at Woodcreek Blvd.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Riding Club East/Railroad Crossing $517,993.05 $1,524,2400.00

Gettysburg to Blackland

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Gettysburg to Blackland 

  • The property owner accepted the offer for the acquisition of land. The property needed for the project closed on September 19, 2022. The property cost was $439,000.00.
  • Kimley Horn received the contract and is working on design plans. A 90% design plan set was submitted to the city on December 30, 2022. This will be provided to the Edgewater developer to get bids on this road project.
  • Coordination for clearance on the existing property has started by the city’s Public Works Department. Demolition on the existing property can begin after January 15, 2023.
  • The city is working on a development agreement to have Edgewater build the road and have the city reimburse them. 
  • Edgewater is working on phase 2 and expects to start phase 3 soon. phases 3 & 4 are anticipating completion by June 2024. The road should be completed around this time if the project breaks ground in February 2024. 
  • When the contractor goes out for bid for Edgewater phases 3 & 4, the construction plans for this road will also be provided.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Gettysburg to Blackland $503,413.62 $2,000,000.00

Project Management & Inspection 

  • All projects have successfully moved to the design phase. Water Tower Road has moved into the review process. 

Contingency

  •  10% of the bond proceeds are held for contingency expenses.  None have been tapped yet, but we are greatly concerned about rising inflation rates.

Cost of Bond Issuance 

  • The City has paid about $200,557 as part of the debt sale process.
Project Name Spent to Date Estimated Budget
Cost of Issuance $200,557.40 $150,000.00
Contingency @ 10% $0 $1,513,730.00
Project Management & Constructions Inspection $0 $475,318.00
Development Agreements $0 $978,000.00

Other Road Projects

Other road projects happening within the County that are funded by other means.