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.
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.
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
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.
Current project update (October 2019):
- Old Ballinger Highway to U.S. Highway 67 is complete.
- U.S. Highway 67 to Pulliam street is approximately 40% complete.
- Pulliam Street to the Concho River is approximately 20% complete with sewer infrastructure currently being replaced.
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 location and length of work zones will change as the work progresses north from Schwartz Street to Pulliam Street.
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.