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.
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 will identify an area that meets the criteria for asphalt overlay and design and construct the project in the summer of 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 20 concrete panels in Fiscal Year 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. The design of the project is complete, the project bid and was awarded to a contractor. This project is now in the construction phase and has 200 calendar days to complete, weather pending.
Unity Park Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project – The City’s Public Works Dept. identified the existing 78-inch storm pipe located under the parking lot adjacent to 2200 block of Briarhill Blvd. to be replaced due to pipe failure. The 2017 bond package voters approved provided funding for this project. The design is complete, the project was bid and awarded to a contractor. The project is in the construction phase and has 90 calendar days to complete, weather pending.
Unity Park Elevated Storage Reservoir painting project – The City has two elevated storage reservoirs that require ongoing maintenance as mandated by the TCEQ. The City has funded a project to paint the inside and outside of the Unity Park elevated storage tank. The design of the project is complete, the project bid and was awarded to a contractor. The project is in the construction phase and has 100 calendar days to complete, weather pending.
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 700-linear feet of sewer main in the summer of 2019-2020 and anticipates constructing more earthen cover during the dry months of the 2021 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.
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 and construction is anticipated to be during the 2021 budget year.
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: January 11, 2021