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City of Galveston
News Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Construction on Holiday Drive to Begin Monday February 6
Drivers Should Exercise Caution, Take Note of Detours and Signage 

Galveston, Texas – On Monday, February 6, crews will begin demolishing the east side of Holiday Drive between Harborside Drive and Albacore Avenue to install a new waterline to Pelican Island.  

Vehicular access to Mackerel, Tuna, and Barracuda Streets from Holiday Drive will be temporarily blocked Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 10.  Signage detouring drivers to alternate access routes is already in place.

Two traffic lanes will remain open to vehicles throughout the duration of the project.  Street parking along Holiday Drive will be prohibited until the project is complete.  Construction in this area is expected to last eight weeks.  Please note this schedule may shift depending on weather.

Concrete barricades arrived at the site yesterday and continue to be positioned today along the road.  Signage and flagmen are in place to assist drivers nearing the construction zone.  Drivers should exercise caution and patience when traveling near this area for the next eight weeks.   

This is the first in a series of three roadway closures, associated with the installation of the new waterline, which will require detours between Albacore and Harborside.  Additional closures and detours will occur in late February when crews install new infrastructure and again in late March when that section of the roadway is repaved.  The City of Galveston will alert the community about this activity in advance to minimize inconvenience to the adjacent neighborhoods.

The construction of the Pelican Island waterline is funded with $4,036,353 of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Round 1 monies.  This new line will connect from Pelican Island through the UTMB elevated water storage tank to the city’s existing water infrastructure on Galveston Island.  Crews will begin underground boring for the waterline’s installation soon.  The work site will be located in Lindale Park.

Dannenbaum Engineering BayTran
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