N LBJ and Oakridge Utility Improvements

Recent update • Oak Ridge Work

Water Main – 50% of the water main is installed; need finish the loop at the bottom of Oak Ridge

Sanitary Sewer – 0% is completed. This work will begin once the force main is completed. Sewer is only being replaced between N.LBJ and the Large Electrical Line Crossing

Force Main - 95% of the force main is installed

Lift Station – 75% completed; we cannot finish the lift station until the force main is completed.

Drainage Work – 85% completed

Road Repairs – 0% completed; this will be the last thing to occur

N.LBJ Work – all work is completed except the following:

Sanitary Sewer Behind Timbercrest –  next step: rehab the main behind the houses.

Decorative Features – We are trying a few decorative techniques on this job in an effort to improve the aesthetics within the City of San Marcos. See below for example pictures.

Tanglewood Median – We installed colored, stamped and stained concrete; instead of traditional white concrete.

Oak Ridge Culvert #1 & #2 - We installed colored concrete; instead of traditional white concrete.

Oak Ridge Culvert by Lift Station – We will install a “rustic look” guardrail (also known as Corten Guardrail); instead of a traditional galvanized rail.

Lift Station Fence – We will install a concrete fence that is designed to look like a wood fence; instead of a traditional chain link fence.

Schedule – If the weather cooperates with us, the paving repairs will be completed by the end of August and the construction will be substantially complete.


N LBJ - Examples of Decorative Features
N LBJ - Examples of Decorative Features 2

Project Details


The $4 million dollar project consists of several components:
  • Fire protection on Timbercrest - This improvement was requested by the San Marcos Fire Department. The existing two-inch water main will be upgraded to an 8-inch main, and a fire hydrant will be installed.
  • N.LBJ and Oakridge water mains - The City will upsize the existing deteriorating water mains, improving the service of the water system grid in the area.
  • The Oakridge lift stations - The existing gravity main between NLBJ and one of two lift stations will be replaced and extended so it can be taken out of service. The other lift station will be upgraded to handle the additional flows.
  • Sessom sewer main - The wastewater project that started at IH-35 and CM Allen Parkway will be continued. This project will finish upsizing the sewer main from Holland to Oakridge. In addition, the force main from the N LBJ lift station to Oakridge will be upsized from an 8-inch main to a 12-inch main.
  • Timbercrest sewer mains - The City will replace the existing deteriorating sewer mains along Timbercrest.

Timeline


Anticipated Construction Dates: Summer, 2016 - Winter, 2018
N LBJ and Oakridge Utility Improvements Map

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