Lamesa Road Project Update 1/7/13
City of Midland
January 7, 2013
Two separate bids will go out this month for the Lamesa Road Project, which has already brought new water lines and will eventually result in the addition of sidewalks along Lamesa Road.
The Lamesa Road Project is a thorough rehabilitation of the Lamesa Road Corridor and includes the already completed water main replacement in addition to traffic signal replacement, pedestrian access improvements, wastewater main and manhole rehabilitation, and the reconstruction/resurfacing of Lamesa Road.
Apart from the pavement reconstruction, Engineering Services will be making minor improvements throughout the month of January to Lamesa Road to reduce rough areas of pavement. Significant paving improvements are expected to be underway before the beginning of 2014.
The Pedestrian Access Improvement Project will result in new sidewalks, ramps and crosswalks along both sides of Lamesa Road. The improvements will create a total of approximately 3 miles of new sidewalk.
There are five phases to the Lamesa Road Project:
Phase 1 – Water Main Replacement (Completed in September 2012)
The existing water mains in Lamesa Road were replaced by Midland-based TEC Excavation Co. with new 16-inch diameter DIP and 12-inch diameter PVC mains between Dormard Avenue and Walnut Lane. In addition, a new 12-inch diameter PVC water line was installed along Golf Course Road from Lamesa Road to Carver Street then north to Scharbauer Drive. The total cost of the water main replacement including the additional work was $1,798,530.
Phase 2 – Traffic Signal Replacement
In December 2012, the City Council authorized staff to advertise for bid for the Traffic Signal Replacement project for the intersections of Lamesa and Golf Course Roads as well as Lamesa Road and Cuthbert Avenue. This project will be out for bid this month, and construction will begin in spring.
Phase 3 – Pedestrian Access Improvements (Sidewalks)
Also in December 2012, the City Council authorized staff to advertise for bid for the Pedestrian Access Improvements along Lamesa Road between Wadley Avenue and Walnut Lane. This project will be out for bid in January, and construction will begin in the spring. Construction is anticipated to take seven to 10 months.
Phase 4 – Wastewater Main and Manhole Rehabilitation
Three manholes have been rehabilitated and one manhole replaced in Lamesa Road to date. In addition, the wastewater main under the bridge at Scharbauer Drive was relocated. Further rehabilitation of the wastewater system will be completed concurrently with the Pedestrian Access Improvements project.
Phase 5 – Reconstruction/Resurfacing of Lamesa Road
Upon substantial completion of the Pedestrian Access Improvement project, Lamesa Road Reconstruction/Resurfacing will begin.