PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Bullhead Slough – Phase Two
Project will dredge and rehabilitate the side slopes of the portion of Bullhead Slough between Oyster Creek and Farmer Road. Additional dredging activities of Bullhead Slough between Old South Drive and Farmer Road will commence in early February 2022. Contractor has completed all construction activities and is preparing for final contract close out.
Project includes construction of an administration/community building to serve the District and community at the southern edge of Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road. The building is occupied and the contractor is addressing minor punchlist items from final inspections.
PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
Project consists of rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer lines within the District. Bids were presented to the Board with the low bidder being King Solutions Services, LLC with a bid of $624,125.00. Board awarded the project to King Solutions Services, LLC.
Surface Water Plant Driveway Modifications
Due to Fort Bend County’s planned extension of Brandt Road and planned intersection modifications of Brandt Road and Skinner Lane, the District’s driveway to the surface water treatment plant must be modified to accommodate future access. The District will be reimbursed for engineering and construction costs of these modifications. Modifications include relocation of driveway, access gate and related fencing and electrical work to accommodate new entry location. Construction plans have been approved by all local agencies.
Generators for Water Plant No. 1 and Water Well No. 5
Project includes installing natural gas generators for the water plant located on Pitts Road and the remote water well located near Austin Elementary. Bids were presented to the Board with the low bidder being WW Payton with a bid of $624,469. Board awarded the project to WW Payton.
Levee Modifications at 1644 FM 359
Project includes adjusting the elevations of an existing driveway on FM 359 to allow for easier installation of temporary flood protection measures in the event of high water on FM 359. Bids were presented to the Board with the low bidder being D&J Construction with a bid of $49,860.00. Boarded awarded the project to D&J Construction.
Main Channel Backslope Swale Rehabilitation
Project includes regrading the backslope swales and the drains on the maintenance berms of the main channel to ensure there is no standing water, which can cause erosion. Plans have been submitted to local agencies for approval. Project is currently advertising with bids to be presented at the February 2022 Board meeting. Construction is expected to start in 2nd Quarter 2022 with a project completion in 4th Quarter 2022.
Water Plant No. 3 Building Repair
The building at water plant no. 3 is experiencing minor foundation settling. This project will address this issue and other minor building rehabilitations.Dawson Foundation was awarded the project with a bid of $5,000.00. The Contractor requested that the Board waive the $2,000,000 umbrella insurance policy. After careful consideration and recognizing that the Contractor meets all other insurance requirements, the Board did approve the Contractor’s request. Contracts have been fully executed and Contractor is working on scheduling the construction.
Interior Ladders for Raw Water Tanks
Project includes installing ladders inside the raw water storage tanks at the surface water treatment plant to provide additional safety for the operators of the District. Bids were presented to the Board with the low bidder being DN Tanks with a bid of $49,800.00. Boarded awarded the project to DN Tanks.
Northwest Pecan Grove Park Ramp
Project includes construction of a ramp and trail to facilitate access to the walking trail on top of the levee as it passes through Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road. Project design will begin in early 2022 and construction is expected to start in 2nd Quarter 2022 with a project completion in 4th Quarter 2022.
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ITEMS
District completed the annexation of Pecan Grove Park into the District boundaries. District tabled discussion on installation of wheelchair ramps at the intersection of Plantation Drive and Pitts Road until the February meeting. Odyssey is working closely with Comm. Morales’ office regarding the issue.