East Houston Capital Works Project Underway

Posted on: October 4th, 2010 at 6:17 am by

Another round of Houston headaches are on the doorstep.  Capital works project HWMP2019 is now underway along parts of East Houston.  The final phase of the crosstown big dig.  A bunch of heavy-duty equipment is now primed for imminent action.  All the regulars are in attendance – traffic cones, metal barriers, a Komatsu backhoe, and some piping.

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For the next three years (but likely five), the city will tear up the road, replace the infrastructure of water piping, and cap it off with a “green” median.  And today is essentially day one.  In addition to the ongoing test pits being punched, roadwork will begin immediately with the installation of a 20-inch water main on the south side of the street between Essex and Pitt.

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Flyers are now posted in doorways and light posts in the immediate vicintiy, alerting residents of the project and parking regulations for the duration. Work will occur daily between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

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