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July 21, 2009

Notification of Capital Improvement Plan
Construction Project in the Sims Bayou 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 storm sewers in the area described below. The contractor for this project is Industrial Tx. Corp. and work will start on August 10, 2009, and is scheduled to end on May 12, 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.

The work will take place within the confines of the plant and should not add to significant traffic congestion on Lawndale.

A detailed description and contact information is listed below:

WBS No.: R-000265-0056-4

Project Description: Sims Bayou North WWTP Improvements: The project consists of constructing a new elevated pre-engineered blower building, install two new single stage blowers and components, replace existing 24-inch air header with a larger header, install air header to plant process units including headwork influent channels, basin raw influent channels, mixed liquor channels, clarifier distribution channels and other improvements.

Construction Cost: $9,776088.00

Streets involved in construction:  Lawndale.

Periodic updates of the construction schedule may be sent out using CitizensNet.

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 (713) 837-7074 or e-mail at