Work has begun on the City’s water line replacement project along Avenue H and Avenue I. Drivers are asked to exercise caution in the area, and to observe all detour and caution signs. Work, at times, may necessitate lane closures.
Scohil Construction Services, the City’s contractor on the project, will be working to replace and update approximately 15,000 linear feet of water infrastructure along Avenue H from James Street to Miles Street, along Avenue I from Austin Street to to Millie Street, and along 7th Street from Avenue I to Avenue M.
Door hangers will be distributed to addresses whose service will be affected prior to work, and will include information on estimated outages, and project contacts. The project is expected to take approximately 180 days to complete, weather permitting. Work, at times, may necessitate lane and/or road closures.
Total project costs are estimated at $2.175 million. The project will replace aging water distribution lines and improve system capacity, helping to minimize emergency repair calls and service disruptions, and includes 38 new fire hydrants to assist in providing steady, reliable fire protection. The water distribution system improvements are also an integral part of the infrastructure upgrades necessary to meet the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s 2025 mandated groundwater conversion of 60%.
Residents are asked to exercise caution in the area, and to observe all detour and caution signs. General project questions may be directed to Citizen Relations at (832) 595-3301.