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City of Tyler project updates for the weeks of July 9 and July 16

July 9, 2018

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For Immediate Release
July 9, 2018
City of Tyler project updates for the weeks of July 9 and July 16
 Here's a look at work planned in City of Tyler for the week of July 9 and July 16, 2018. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.
GRWTP Backwash Pump Station and Clearwell Baffles
• Location: Golden Road Water Treatment Plant
• Contractor: Gracon Construction
• Cost: $4,705,000
• Funding Source: TWU Revenue Bonds
• Impact to Traffic: None anticipated
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: September 2018
Contractor continues repairing the sinkholes at the clearwells, as well as construction on the pump station and electrical building.
Troup Hwy Booster Pump Station
• Location: Troup Hwy. Standpipe
• Contractor: A.E. Shull & Company
• Cost: $3,293,637
• Funding Source: TWU Revenue Bonds
• Impact to Traffic: None anticipated
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: July 2018
Work at the pump station is complete, pending submission of the closeout paperwork by the contractor.
Well 12 and Well 17 Ground Storage Tank Rehabilitation
• Location: Well 12 on Anthony Dr. and Well 17 on Cumberland Rd.
• Contractor: Maguire Iron, Inc.
• Cost: $261,200
• Funding Source: TWU Revenue Bonds
• Impact to Traffic: None
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: June 2018
Work is complete pending resolution of punch list items and submission of the closeout paperwork by the contractor.
Runway 4/22 Rehab Project 4
• Location: Tyler Pounds Field
• Contractor: SpawGlass
• Cost: $10,848,806
• Funding Source: 90% FAA Grant and 10% Half Cent Sales Tax
• Impact to Traffic: None anticipated
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: November 2018
Contractor completed laying the asphalt base in phase 2 of this contract ahead of schedule. The airport closed the intersection of runways 4-22 and 13-31 on May 14. Contractor has aggressively commenced pavement removal in the intersection. Work is planned to take place 7 days a week and potentially around the clock in order to meet contract schedules. Phase 3 of the project includes beginning the critical work in the intersection of Runway 4/22 and 13/31.
The airport has started the appraisal process to purchase required land from Breckenridge Village. This land is located within the runway protection zone and must be purchased to meet FAA requirements.
Legacy Trails
• Location: Old Jacksonville to Cumberland Road and Gresham
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
• Cost: $4,600,000
• Funding Source: Grant/Half Cent (70/30)
• Impact to Traffic: Off system, minimal lane closures
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: June 2019
Crews started on the east trail at Three Lakes and Old Jacksonville where 7,110 linear feet out of a total of 7,900 linear feet are substantially complete. Approx. 7,500 linear feet is now complete on the east trail. The west trail has 3,500 linear feet complete and 50% of the north trailhead is complete on the west trail. The south trailhead (Gresham at FM2813) revisions are complete and approved by the property owners and staff.  Easements are completed, and awaiting signatures.
Oak Creek Circle Culvert Improvements
• Location: Oak Creek Circle at Butterfield
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
• Cost: $160,084
• Funding Source: Storm Water Utility
• Impact to Traffic: Two homes will have limited access during daytime hours
• Anticipated Construction Completion: July 2018
This is an emergency culvert replacement due to a failed pipe causing the road to cave in. Construction clearing has been completed and some of the pipe is on site. A gas line is currently being relocated. Construction should be complete by end of July.
2018 Seal Coat Program Project
• Location: Various Streets throughout the City of Tyler
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
• Cost: $639,776
• Funding Source: General Fund
• Impact to Traffic: Traffic will usually be directed around work areas by flagging operations. There will be limited access to driveways when sealing takes place.
• Anticipated Construction Completion: August 2018
This project provides a seal coat to the surface of roadways that are beginning to crack and have surface deterioration. Some areas of the street must be cut out and repaired before the street can be sealed. The City of Tyler Street Department has already sealed the cracks in these streets and the Contractor is starting the cut out repairs. Most of the street repairs have been completed and sealing is ongoing. Property owners will be notified 48 hours in advance by door notices of when sealing will take place so that all vehicles can be removed from the roadway.
Courtney-Miller Drainage Improvements
• Location: Golden Road, Courtney Drive and Miller Drive Area
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
• Cost: $2,035,121
• Funding Source: Half Cent
• Impact to Traffic: Golden Road, Courtney Drive and Miller Drive will be closed at different times and traffic will be detoured.
• Anticipated Construction Completion Date: June 2019
Contracts have been executed and construction will start on July 16. Tree removal will begin at that time. Construction will generally start at Golden Road and proceed up the channel crossing Miller Drive and end at Courtney Drive.
About the #TimeToBuild Campaign
The state of our infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues we face as a community. Our jobs, quality of life, economic competitiveness and public safety are all dependent upon it. Much of Tyler’s infrastructure (streets, water systems, drainage systems and sewer systems) was installed in the early 20th century and has reached the end of its useful life. Two years ago, the Tyler City Council made a pledge to modernize and build anew our community’s infrastructure. Last year, the City of Tyler spent $20 million dollars, 13 percent of the City’s total budget, on maintenance, repair and improvements. No other city in the State of Texas can claim this achievement. The benefits of this stronger, better infrastructure system will be far-reaching and long-lasting. But we are not finished. We must build our capacity to do even more. The future does not wait, but neither do we. Today it’s #TimeToBuild!
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About the City of Tyler
The City of Tyler, known as the “Rose Capital of the World,” is home to approximately 115,000 residents and is the major regional center for east Texas. Approximately 250,000 people come into the city each day to work, shop, and seek medical care or attend one of our four colleges and universities.  Through conservative financial planning, we provide top-quality customer service to citizens, while paying cash for infrastructure needs and ensuring that the City’s collected revenues exceed expenditures. The City of Tyler has no tax supported debt and an AAA bond rating, a water supply that will last the next 75 years and we have landfill space to last until 2110. The City also provides residents with more than 1,000 acres of parkland which comprise 27 parks throughout Tyler. Our competitive fire protection rating is held by only 4% in the State and our Police Department is one of the first accredited in Texas. Our vision is to be the standard of performance excellence in local government. Learn more by following us on Facebook and Twitter, or by visiting us online at

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