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    Storm 2006 Capital Project Update

    As part of the ongoing initiative addressing the critical repair and reconstruction priorities that resulted from Storm 2006, three major projects reach the final stages of construction substantially improving stormwater management capabilities in the community.

    The project providing street, utility and drainage improvements on Baltimore Street, Glory Road and Oregon Street is now open to traffic. Additionally, the James Watt and Lee Trevino project opens to traffic and repair work improving the Thunderbird Valley Channel also nears completion.

    Baltimore Street/Glory Road

    Construction on the complete sewer re-route benefiting the Baltimore, Glory Road and Oregon Street area, opened to traffic early October with substantial completion expected this month. The project scope consisted of the following improvements:

    Installation of an underground system consisting of approximately 1,500 linear feet of a 6ft wide by 4ft high box culvert providing expanded water capacity
    Storm system connection to the existing network in Glory Road
    New curb and gutter, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, pavement structure and landscaping

    Additional project highlights include:
    • Project start date of February 12, 2007
    • Total cost of approximately $1.5 million
    James Watt & Lee Trevino

    The James Watt & Lee Trevino project focused on various street and drainage improvements needed to alleviate flooding at this intersection. Prior lane closures throughout the construction period opened to traffic mid-October. Some additional drainage work is in progress; however, additional road closures are not anticipated.

    The overall project scope featured the following enhancements:
    New roadway pavement
    Replacement of a concrete flume with energy dissipation structure to the Jesuit Basin
    Installation of new sidewalk, driveways and fencing as necessary
    Construction and placement of curb and gutter and ADA compliant ramps
    Adjustments to utilities and medians

    Additional project highlights include:
    • Project start date of May 30, 2007
    • Total cost of approximately $435,000
    Thunderbird Valley Channel

    Repair work required in the Thunderbird Valley Diversion Channel project is expected to complete ahead of schedule this November with the channel fully functional at this time. The scope of work provides for the efficient drainage flow through the channel and included the following improvements:
    Removal and replacement of existing concrete channel lining
    Removal and replacement of pavement structure and existing chain link fencing
    Replacement of earthwork in scoured regions and pipe underdrains

    Additional project highlights include:
    • Project start date of May 7, 2007
    • Total cost of approximately $591,000

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