Speed limits on Bell St. lowered for construction

Speed limits on Bell Street have been reduced to 25 mph in construction zones to ensure workers’ and motorists’ safety as the roadway is being rebuilt.

The contractor on the $22 million reconstruction of Bell Street, Reece Albert of San Angelo, is installing signs notifying drivers of the change. Existing signs noting the normal speed limit of 40 mph on the thoroughfare will be removed or covered until the project is complete.

The work, which is expected to span four years, involves removing, replacing and relocating water and sewer lines at a cost of approximately $12 million. The remaining $10 million will be spent rebuilding the roadway from the base up. Its new driving surface will be concrete, which is more durable and requires less maintenance and fewer repairs than asphalt.

The roadwork is scheduled to occur in the following phases:

  • October 2018 to May 2019 – Old Ballinger Highway to U.S. Highway 67.
  • August 2019 to May 2020 – U.S. Highway 67 to Harris Street.
  • May 2020 to March 2021 – Harris Street to the Concho River.

The work to replace utility lines in the first phase began on Bell Street’s far north end earlier this year.

Functions of Engineering Services 

  • Engineering design and surveying, including project management and inspection services for capital improvement program projects such as the construction and rehabilitation of streets, water and sewer mains, water treatment plans and wastewater reclamation facilities. 
  • Storm water management
  • Floodplain administration
  • Subdivision development, including reviewing and approving elements of new commercial and residential subdivision developments, and performing inspections on construction of all public improvements, including streets, sidewalks and water and sewer mains.
  • Survey and design, including performing deed research, surveying and AutoCad drafting to build and update base maps for use in the development and maintenance of the City’s Geographic Information System.

Projects currently in bid phase

Engineering Services frequently seeks bids/proposals for capital improvement projects. Those requests for bids and proposals can be found here. For additional information regarding the bid/proposal process, visit the Purchasing Division page.

Approved contractors

All contractors proposing to work within the City's water distribution or wastewater collection system must be a pre-approved contractor with Engineering Services. The application, insurance requirements, Texas Commission on Environmental (TCEQ) licensing requirements and a current list of approved contractors can be found under our Water Utilities Engineering Documents.

Active speed hump and street light requests

Below are all active requests for speed humps and street light in the City of San Angelo: