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The 2020 HA5 street maintenance project began April 9, 2020.

The 2020 HA5 street maintenance project began April 9.

HA5 is an effort to change the city’s focus from a reactive/repair-focused operation, to a proactive/preservation operation. Not every roadway is a candidate for the HA5 method, its primary target are roads that have minimal wear and cracking. The primary function of HA5 does two things:
 
- Seals the roadway to prevent penetration of water into the road’s base.
- The product acts like a sunscreen, which protects the road from oxidation from the sun’s UV light.

Click here to view the maps of the selected areas (4-21-20).

Some key points:

  • Once HA5 is applied, it cannot be driven on for 24 hours. We ask residents to give consideration to their neighbors that may be displaced during the cure time and park in their driveways so their neighbors can park on the street.
  • Once HA5 is applied and a vehicle is parked in a driveway, they won’t be able to leave until the product cures and the area is opened to traffic. Roads are closed at 8 a.m., so residents have time to leave or repark their vehicles before the road is shut down.
  • We know the 24-hour cure time is an inconvenience. But we hope the benefit of HA5 over sealcoat (8 years of cleaner, quieter, less aggressive to walk on, maintains aesthetic color) will outweigh that short inconvenience.
  • Andale will have a shuttle service to carry residences from their vehicle to their home if necessary.
  • Residents will see work beginning on Friday, April 10.

 

I’ve also attached the towing notification residents are getting as well. Some key points on the towing notification:

  • Residents cannot access the street for only the 24 hours that HA5 is applied in front of their home - not for the full 18 days stated on the flyer.

If a vehicle is parked on the street during the application time, Home Motors will tow it out of the construction zone, and then place it back in the original location after the HA5 cures. The City will pay for all tows.

Public Access to City buildings scaling back amidst coronavirus concerns

March 18, 2020 - The City of San Angelo is officially closing certain in-person services to the public to protect our community against the spread of COVID-19. Effective tomorrow, March 18, the City Hall Annex (301 West Beauregard Ave.) will close its doors to the general public. To read the full release, click here.

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.

Grant projects

The City of San Angelo has applied to the Texas Department of Transportation for financial grant support for the following projects:

Ricks Drive / Holiman Elementary School (Safe Routes to School): The proposed project would construct a new 5-foot-wide, 6-inch- thick reinforced concrete, ADA-compliant sidewalk along Ricks Drive from Lowrie Avenue east to McGill Boulevard. Approximately 6,200 feet (1.18 miles) of sidewalk will be constructed. That includes replacing non-compliant curb ramps at 18 intersections and improving drainage to more quickly remove standing rainwater at the Montague/Ricks Drive intersection crosswalk. Thirty feet of sidewalk will connect Producers Park to the route. For a map, click here.

Chadbourne Street Phase B (Shared Use Path): The Chadbourne Street Phase B project is approximately  0.58 of a mile long and sits within 100 feet of the right-of-way width. This proposed project spans from 6th Street to Beauregard Avenue. Proposed project improvements include new ADA-compliant curb ramps, and 6-inch-thick reinforced concrete sidewalks, as well as improvements to traffic signals and pedestrian signals. The project will also convert the street to shared use lanes for bicycles. For a map, click here.

Southwest Boulevard / Lamar Elementary School (Safe Routes to School): This proposed project would construct approximately 1,100 feet of a new 5-foot-wide, 6-inch-thick reinforced concrete, ADA-compliant sidewalk along Southwest Boulevard from Walnut Hill Drive/Dominion Ridge Circle south to Twin Mountain Drive. The sidewalk will provide safety to students walking, riding bicycles, and skating to Lamar Elementary School. The project also includes the installation of handrails, ramps and a pedestrian signal and gate at the railroad crossing to the north of Lamar Elementary. For a map, click here.

Bell Street Reconstruction Project

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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 is Reece Albert of San Angelo. The work began in July of 2018 and is estimated to be completed in late 2021.

The project 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.

Current project update (Jan. 2020):

Old Ballinger Highway to U.S. Highway 67 is complete.

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U.S. Highway 67 to Pulliam street is approximately 50% complete in rebuilding the roadway and replacing the driving surface with concrete.

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Pulliam Street to the Concho River is approximately 30% complete with sewer infrastructure currently being replaced, once the utilities have been moved then the construction on rebuilding the roadway will begin.

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Bell Street Road Closures and Detours 

Underground utilities on Bell Street are being installed before pavement construction can proceed. This work requires portions of Bell Street to be fully closed. Vehicles will be detoured onto side streets around the work areas, which may stretch as far as three blocks long.    

The work will be ongoing for the next several months. 

Drivers should anticipate different work zone conditions from day to day.    

Work zone traffic control signs, barricades and detours will be placed in the appropriate areas. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and observe all signs.