Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $17,993,966 contract to James Construction Group, Inc. for the construction of Fort Bend Parkway, Project B.
The funding of the contract is subject to closing on Series 2012 Senior Lien Toll Road Revenue Bonds, which are scheduled to close on Wednesday.
James Construction Group provided the lowest of seven bids on the project.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to engage the services of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP to serve as bond counsel for the toll road revenue bonds.
The commissioners court voted 4-1, with James Patterson opposed, to resubmit a grant application as a co-applicant with the City of Kendleton to the Economic Development Administration for $1,250,000 in grant funds to be used for water, road and sewer projects.
The Economic Development Administration has approved the City of Kendleton’s for further funding consideration on the condition that the county serve as co-applicant.
Correspondence from the Economic Development Administration
The county will also provide $1,850,000 through the 2007 Mobility Bond Program, as well as in-kind work to be performed by the Fort Bend Road and Bridge Department, as a local match for the grant projects.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a joint participation agreement between Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 2 and the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority.
Under the agreement, the assistance district will reimburse the toll road authority for the construction of an access road along the eastern side of the Grand Parkway north of West Bellfort.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda