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City of Shoreacres
News Release
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Street and Drainage Survey Work

Several streets in Shoreacres have just been lined with survey stakes and decorated with spray paint. That's a good sign. The stakes are part of preliminary work necessary to prepare engineering plans for street and drainage improvements. Harris County Precinct 2 is assisting the City of Shoreacres by funding this work in advance of an anticipated grant of federal construction funds.

Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has secured more than $2 million allocated to Harris County for Hurricane Ike recovery for use in the City of Shoreacres.

We can't guarantee that every street surveyed will be replaced with a new 20-foot wide concrete surface, but the chances are pretty good.

The stakes have mostly been placed at the edge of the City's street right-of-way (city property). While this marks the edges of the right-of-way, it does not mean that any work will be done beyond the ditches alongside the street surface.

If your street is replaced, the ditches may be improved and culvert pipes under the street and driveways may be replaced to achieve proper drainage. Any driveways required to be removed to change the culvert pipe will be replaced at no cost to the property owner.

Presently there is no construction schedule for the possible work surveyed this week.

In September 2010 engineers performed the same type of survey of several streets for a grant the city applied for in 2009. Those streets are shown in yellow below. The city received that federal funding and anticipates announcing a construction schedule in the very near future.

Visit the city's website anytime for the status of all of our projects.




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