District G

Memorial Drive Reconstruction

With the passage of Change Order #6, the contract has been extended through May 23, 2019.

Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc. was selected as the contractor for the Memorial Drive Paving and Drainage Improvements project from N. Kirkwood Rd. to N. Eldridge Parkway (CIP # N-000798).

This project was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The State of Texas will refund the city 80% of the construction costs up to a maximum of $12,647,308.00, which will be reimbursed through monthly billings as costs are incurred.

This project consists of the construction of:

  • approximately 16,600 linear feet of roadway to major thoroughfare standards;
  • reconstruction of a four-lane divided roadway consisting of approximately 89,864 square yards of 10-inch reinforced concrete pavement with curbs and gutters;
  • approximately 5,000 linear feet of 24 to 84-inch diameter storm sewer pipe;
  • approximately 8,725 linear feet of 4 to 24-inch diameter water line;
  • approximately 9,400 linear feet of 6 to 30-inch diameter sanitary sewer line, including all appurtenances;
  • seven new traffic signal systems along Memorial Drive;
  • wheelchair ramps, driveways, sidewalks, and street lighting; and
  • a triple 10-foot by 10-foot bridge-rated box culvert structure to replace the existing bridge at Turkey Creek.

The total cost of this project is $39,001,000.00, to be appropriated as follows:

  • Bid Amount: $32,720,726.00
  • Contingencies: $1,636,100.00
  • Engineering and Testing Services: $625,000.00
  • CIP Cost Recovery: $1,309,174.00
  • Construction Management Fee: $ 2,710,000.00

Sources of funds:

  • $12,647,308.00 from Fund No. 5430 - Federal State Local - PWE Pass Thru DDSRF
  • $20,787,611.00 from Fund No. 4042 - Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF
  • $5,566,081.00 from Fund No. 8500 - Water and Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

Important Information (please check back periodically for updates)

  1. Memorial Drive Esplanade Cuts (.pdf)
  2. Landscaping Plans (.pdf)
  3. Request for Council Action (.pdf)
  4. FAQs (.pdf)
  5. Project Schedule (.pdf)
  6. Sample Door Hanger (.pdf)
  7. Complete set of drawings (web page and .pdf link)
  8. Public Engagement Meeting Presentation (.pdf)
  9. Public Engagement Meeting Handouts (.pdf)

Contact Information: for all  calls and inquiries, please include the WBS (# N-000798-0001-4) and refer to the Memorial Drive Reconstruction Project (Kirkwood to Eldridge)

  • General Questions about the project: email PWECIP@houstontx.gov or call 832-395-2090
  • Complaints about the project, contact 311 and ask them to refer your complaint/issue to Capital Projects:
    • Phone: 3-1-1 (or 713-837-0311)
    • Email: 311@houstontx.gov
    • Online: www.houston311.org
    • Download the Smartphone app from the Apple App site or the Google Play site and use it to make reports directly to 311
  • Contractor’s Project Manager: Tony Ellstrom 281-733-0717
  • If you have contacted one of the above and have not received a response or appropriate action, please feel free to email our office:  districtg@houstontx.gov