Capital Improvement Projects
The 2016 Bonds for a Better Bellaire Program funds improvements on public infrastructure throughout the entire City. As part of the program the City began construction on the Group B, Phase 1 streets, drainage and sidewalk project in October. This includes street reconstruction with storm sewer improvements and some waterline improvements as well. Work has been ongoing for Imperial and Linden and will continue through December into the new year. The other streets in the project will be Mayfair and Willow which will start in 2019.
The City is also moving forward with the Group C, Phase 2 streets, drainage and sidewalk project. The initial project also includes street reconstruction and storm sewer improvements on various streets plus the construction of flap gate structures at major outfalls throughout the City along Cypress Ditch. This project had such a broad scope of work that the City chose to separate it into three smaller projects. This will allow for specialized contractors to bid and potentially provide better pricing on specific aspects of the project.
Currently the flap gate structures have been separated into its own construction project and is still in design which is approximately 90% complete. In addition, there are 2 separate street projects that are expected to go to bid in December and January. One project is the 4500 block of Maple and 500 block of Bolivar. The other project is the 5100-5200 blocks of Spruce and the 200 block of N. Fifth. Staff will be presenting an update on the Spruce and N. Fifth project at the City Council Meeting on January 7, 2019. Construction contracts for both street projects are scheduled to be awarded at the February 18, 2019 City Council Meeting.