Capital Improvement Projects

Overview of the City's major capital improvement projects are available here.  By clicking on the link, you will be taken to a different web site.  To keep apprised of updates and developments, please revisit this page or sign  up for notifications.

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1. Concho Street Drainage – A $2,139,989 bid was approved September 14 and is expected to be given the notice to proceed around the week of October 11. This is part of the 2017 Master Drainage Plan and is funded from the 2020 Tax Notes.

2. CDBG-DR (Disaster Recovery) Drainage Projects – A bid for four of the six grant funded projects totaling $6,003,736 has been received and is under review by Texas General Land Office. Projects include Traylor - Tule ($1,189,172), South Ann & East Hackberry ($661,621), Market & Church ($377,824), and Sabinal, Ann, & Orleans ($3,775,120). All four projects are on the 2017 Master Drainage Plan. The remaining two projects are (1) Drainage Basin 39 to clear debris and install larger drainage crossing under Loop 1781 and demolish, regrade, and install erosion controls, and (2) replace the bulkhead on City-owned property on Nassau Drive.

3. Hazard Mitigation Drainage Projects – Two grant funded projects estimated to cost $1,620,000 are scheduled to go out for bids in mid- 2022. Both projects are on the 2017 Master Drainage Plan and include SH 35 Business at Enterprise and Maple (approximately $541,000) and Enterprise at Live Oak, Omohondro, and Stadium (estimated at $1,079,000). The total grant is $2,032,677.30 (including engineer, administrative costs, and construction) with a federal share of $1,524,507.97 and the local share at $508,169.32.

4. Doughty & Mathis Colonia Grant South Kossuth Sewer Project – This is one of two joint projects with Aransas County as the grant recipient and the City providing sewer services. The $315,000 project would provide first-time sewer service to the Doughty & Mathis Colonia in the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, specifically the 600 and 800 blocks of South Kossuth by installing 1,048 linear feet of 12” sewer line, manholes, pavement repair, etc. Aransas County is working with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Colonia Planning and Construction Fund through the CDBG Program.

5. Doughty & Mathis Colonia Grant 8th Street Sewer Project – This is a second joint project with Aransas County. The $1,050,000 project would provide first-time sewer service to the Doughty & Mathis Colonia, specifically on Doughty, Kossuth, Verne, and Fuqua Streets from about the Ruby Allen Ditch to Eight Street by installing a lift station, 8,700 linear feet of 8” and 10” sewer line, 1,300 linear feet of 6” force main, manholes, pavement repair, etc. This also uses TDA Colonia Planning and Construction Funds.

6. Bay Shore Drive Erosion Mitigation and Shoreline Stabilization Project – This project will improve shoreline stabilization measures along critical areas of the Bay Shore Drive shoreline to enhance protection of roadway and utility infrastructure, specifically in the 1700, 1900, and 2000 blocks. The project involves construction of coastal protection structures to dissipate wave energy and erosion and to improve sediment retention along the shoreline. It is at 95% design completion with final environmental surveys and studies being conducted. At 100% completion, the project will be provided to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for approval prior to the City accepting bids. The current plans are for construction in mid-2022, pending TCEQ approval and/or changes. Funding of the $2.4 million project is from RESTORE Act funds awarded to Aransas County and administered by TCEQ.