FY16 Annual Sidewalk Improvements

The annual sidewalk program emphasizes accessible routes and pedestrian safety.  The goal of the program is to create a “walkable” community in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to remove barriers and construct new sidewalks where gaps exist to connect existing sidewalks.  Along with the sidewalks being constructed in various locations throughout the City, a crushed granite trail is being constructed in Lakeside Park along with a 6-foot sidewalk in H. Louis Nichols Park.  Construction is scheduled for completion summer 2017.

FY16 Alley Improvements

Drainage improvements and alley reconstruction of the Forest Hills Installment No. 13 alley between Madrid Drive and San Juan Drive (from Madrid Drive to west of South Cockrell Hill Road) have been completed.  This subdivision was built approximately 44 years ago.  The existing alley pavement was replaced with a more durable reinforced concrete pavement to better withstand heavy trash trucks.  Additionally, the alley now has a “V” shape in order to convey runoff from Madrid Drive and the adjacent properties to South Cockrell Hill Road.  The drive approaches at Madrid Drive and North Cockrell Hill Road were removed and replaced in order to make them ADA compliant.  The project was completed at a cost of $276,830.18.

FY16 Water/Wastewater Improvements – Irwin Keasler Red Bird Addition

A new sewer line for S. Lodema Lane, Joe’s Drive, Tanco Lane, and a portion of Frank Keasler Boulevard is currently being constructed.  This area has been served by septic system.  The work is being installed by open cut method and will connect to the Lodema Lane project constructed last fiscal year.

Water improvements consist of 1,890 linear feet of 8-inch water main replacement by open cut on Lodema Lane from Frank Keasler Boulevard south of IH-20, Joe’s Drive from Frank Keasler Boulevard south to IH-20, Tanco Lane from Lodema Lane east to North Duncanville Road, and Frank Keasler Boulevard from Joe’s Drive east to Lodema Lane.  Some of the existing water lines are 61 years old, and all the lines are constructed with obsolete materials by today’s standards.