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April 14, 2010

Notification of Capital Improvement Plan
Construction Project in the Academy Area

In order to keep pace with the growing needs of the community, the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering will be improving the wastewater lines, water lines, storm sewers, and new streets in the area described below. The contractor for this project is JFT Construction, Inc. and work started on April 12, 2010, and is scheduled to end on July 6, 2011. You may not see any activity by the contractor for several weeks after the construction time has begun. This is due to the contractor getting prepared to perform work which includes procurement of materials and equipment, setting up staging areas or working in other areas in the project.

A detailed description and contact information is listed below.
WBS No. M-000255-0003-4
Project Description:  Academy Street Storm Sewer Project Segment 2
Construction Cost:  $6,545,156.50

Streets involved in construction:

Street Name From To 
Academy Gramercy Merrick
Kilmarnock Gramercy Lanark
Prestwick Bluebonnet Aberdeen
Gramercy Kilmarnock Stella Link
Bellefontaine Kilmarnock Stella Link
Lanark Kilmarnock Stella Link
Bluebonnet Prestwick Stella Link
Turnberry Dead End Stella Link
Underwood Prestwick Stella Link
Dumbarton Prestwick Stella Link
Aberdeen Prestwick Stella Link
  • Construction Firm: JFT Construction, Inc.
  • Construction Firm Project Manager:  Joseph Tahtouh 281-920-0150
  • Construction Management and Inspection Firm: ESPA CORP
  • CM&I Project Manager: Zachery Martin 713-680-0080,
  • CM&I Inspector: Gary Lyke 281-733-4445
  • City of Houston Project Manager: Jeff Chukwu - 832-395-2391
  • City of Houston Managing Engineer: JoAnne Kamman - 832-395-2394

The contractor is required to provide residents written notification, via door hangers, 72 hours prior to construction beginning on your street.

If you have questions about the construction phase please contact the Construction Management and Inspection Project Manager or the City of Houston Project Manager listed above. If the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction please contact the City of Houston Managing Engineer listed above or Tim Lincoln, Senior Assistant Director, Construction Branch at (832) 395-2355 or e-mail at