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August 6, 2008

Notification of Capital Improvement Program Construction Plan in Various Areas

In order to keep pace with the growing needs of the community, the City of Houston through the Department of Public Works and Engineering will be improving the storm sewers in the area described below. The contractor for this project is R J Construction Company, Inc. and work will start on 18 August 2008 and is scheduled to end on 18 August 2009 . 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-00241-0003-4

Project Description: Work of the Contract is for construction of drainage improvements at various grade separations, demolition of existing pump station buildings and pumping units. Rehabilitation of existing of storm water pump stations, upgrading the electrical and electronic systems, roof access structures, fencing and water service connections. Installation of new storm water collection systems, new advanced safety warning lights, water level gauge, traffic control and regulations, storm water pollution prevention plans, pavement restorations and diversion pumping as required.

Construction Cost: $4,100,000.00

Streets involved in construction: Kelly, Old Galveston Rd. , Forest Hill, Allen Pkwy.

Project Location(s): Kelley St. between Elysian St. and Gold St .

  • Kelley St. at Neches St .
  • Old Galveston Rd. at Allendale Rd.
  • Forest Hill Blvd. between Rusk St. and Capitol St .
  • Allen Pkwy. at Montrose Blvd./Studemont St .

Construction Firm: R J Construction Company, Inc.

Construction Firm Project Manager: Robert Joseph, 281.261.5851

City of Houston Inspector: Kevin Peeples, 713.594.9077

City of Houston Project Manager: James Wilson, 832.837.7069

City of Houston Managing Engineer: Tom Fung. P.E., 832.837.7030

Periodic updates of the construction schedule will 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