West Side Paving & Drainage Improvement Project
Update 10/23/2023: In May of 2023, the City contracted with Halff, an engineering firm, to carry out additional drainage modeling for the West Side Paving & Drainage Project. Halff presented a recap of project history and preliminary drainage modeling findings to council on August 13. Halff is expected to return for an update presentation to Council on November 13.
Update 1/31/2023: Cobb, Fendley and Associates, Inc. continues to work on finalizing the Preliminary Engineering Report with an estimated completion of March 2023. Cobb Fendley will be providing an update to City Council regarding the progress on further investigation into additional underground detention at optimal locations on Monday, February 13. More information to follow.
Update 12/5/2022: Cobb, Fendley and Associates, Inc. continues to work on additional modeling of the storm sewer system on the west side. The work includes completing geotechnical work along the property between the railroad easement and West U city limits from Bissonnet to Brays Bayou, as well as options for additional underground detention at optimal locations Cobb Fendley will be providing an update to City Council regarding the progress on Monday, December 12. More information to follow.
Update 5/12/2022: Starting Monday May 16, Geotest Engineering Inc. will be performing geotechnical work along property between the railroad easement and CenterPoint easement between Bellaire Blvd and Brays Bayou. The work involves gathering soil samples as part of the on-going work involved in the preliminary engineering for the proposed Westside drainage improvements. This portion of work will not affect West U residents.
Once this work is completed, the crews will move north to gather additional soil samples between the railroad easement and rear property/fence lines along Community Drive between Bissonnet and Bellaire Blvd. The contractor will not require access to rear yards unless absolutely necessary, in which case individual property owners will be notified ahead of time. This work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, May 20.
It will be necessary to clear vegetation ahead of Monday’s work along the rear property/fence lines along Community. Crews will be out starting Friday May 13 to complete the clearing needed. Crews have been advised to exercise discretion near private properties to avoid unnecessary damage.
For any questions regarding the geotechnical work please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or at email@example.com.