The scope consists of the replacement of the existing 10-inch diameter waterline along the northwest side of FM 518, from I45 to just west of SH3, with a new 12-inch diameter waterline. The total footage of waterline to be replaced is estimated to be approximately 5,440 linear feet of 12-inch water mains, plus 1,750 linear feet of 8-inch and 6-inch tie-in/branching lines, including cased water line crossings of FM 518. The project includes three drainage channel crossings that are proposed to be crossed using horizontal directional drilling methods. The proposed waterline will be installed within the general alignment area of the existing waterline.
Subdivisions, Areas, or Streets Impacted
FM 518 between I45 and SH3
Project Status as of May 2022
Six bids were received on March 30, 2022 (one disqualified). Underground Construction Solutions was the lowest bidder providing a bid of $1,619,700 with a schedule of 210 days to reach substantial completion (plus an additional 30 days on the front for critical utility locates). Award of contract was approved in late April, and construction efforts are anticipated to start in late July due to delays in pipe manufacturing. From the date of material delivery, the project is scheduled to take seven months.