Capital Improvement Projects
The Highland Village City Charter calls for submission to Council of a five-year capital budget. This provides an opportunity for Council to see a multi-year outlook for planning purposes. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is presented at the beginning of budget discussions to provide the framework for consideration of the current year’s budget and resulting tax rate. These projects are non-operational, "big ticket" items that typically require outside funding sources such as debt issuance, grant, or lease/purchase arrangements.
Here is an update on the Capital Improvement Projects planned for 2021.
Sidewalk Improvement Project - Highland Village Road, Brazos Park trail connection and Victoria Park Trail Project - This project is funded through past bond issues and consists of adding a new 5-foot wide concrete sidewalk along Highland Village Road from the Municipal Complex to Sellmeyer Lane, adding an 8-foot wide concrete trail section along Brazos Blvd. from the parking lot to Medina and removal and replacement of the Victoria Park asphalt sidewalk section with a new concrete sidewalk. The City has secured a contractor to perform the construction of the project. The Brazos sidewalk has been poured and is in the clean-up phase. The Victoria Park section is in the demolition phase. The Highland Village Road section is in the clearing and grubbing phase. View the 2021 Sidewalk Improvement Project map here.
2021 Asphalt Overlay Project – The Public Works Department utilizes its pavement condition index (PCI) to identify streets that are in need of maintenance or reconstruction. This year funding was approved to perform an asphalt overlay project. Staff identified Sunday Haus, Monday Haus, Tuesday Haus, Post Oak St., and a section of Remington Dr. East for asphalt overlay. The city has secured a contractor to build the project. It is anticipated the project will be under construction in September/October 2021.
Concrete Pavement Panel Replacement Project – The City contracts with SAZ Infrastructure to replace concrete pavement panels that measure 10’ X 10’. The City has identified several areas throughout the City that have concrete panels in various stages of failure. The City had funding to replace approximately 40 concrete panels in Fiscal Year 2021. Briarhill Phase 2 and Highland Shores Section 4-P, 6-C, and 7C are identified areas in FY21. Anticipate construction late summer 2021.
Water Line Replacement Project – The City identified the water main lines on Glenmere Dr., Camden Dr., Turpin Dr., and La Mesa Dr. to be replaced as well as an 18-inch sewer main located in a rear property easement of Turpin Dr. This project is now in the construction phase and has 200 calendar days to complete, weather pending. The new water main is installed on Glenmere, Camden, and Turpin and is currently working on Le Mesa.
Wastewater Main Restoration Project – This project consists of replacing the earthen cover material that has eroded away over the past 23-years on the 24/27-inch trunk sewer main that is located along the shores of the lake. The City identified this main line as in need of restoration during an annual inspection. City forces placed earthen cover over approximately 900-linear feet of sewer main in the summer of 2019 - 2020 and anticipates constructing more earthen cover during the dry months of the 2021/2022 year.
Water and sewer service for the northwest part of the City – The City is working with our consultant-engineering firm and Public Utility Commission (PUC) attorneys to design and construct a project that will serve water and sewer to the northwest part of the City. To serve the area, the City will be required to increase its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), obtain a permit from the USACE and TxDOT, as well as work with the UTRWD and Cross Timbers Water Supply Corp. for interconnections and capacities.
Water Line Replacement Project - The City has identified the Brooks Ct. and Pilot Knoll Park water lines for upgrade and replacement. The City has secured an engineering firm and is in the preliminary design phase for this project.
FM407 Sanitary Sewer Main Crossing KCS RXR – The City identified the existing sanitary sewer crossing at the FM407 water plant site and the KCS RXR is in need of rehabilitation. The project will consist of designing a new pipe to cross under the railroad to allow uninterrupted sewer service to the area. Design is anticipated to be during the 2021 budget year. Construction is anticipated to be during Fiscal Year 2022.
Lake Vista Water Well upgrade Project – This project consists of upsizing the well located at the Lake Vista Well Lot to a 1.4 million gallons per day (MGD) well and abandoning the existing .3MGD well currently located on the site. The City has five water wells that were constructed over a period of 50-years. The useful life of a water well is typically 25 – 40 years with several factors contributing to their life cycle. Staff is working with consultants to permit, design and construct the new well by the end of 2021.
Page Updated: September 7, 2021