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Linwood, East Orange, and Old Alvin Drainage and Roadways Improvement Project to be completed ahead of schedule.

Post Date:01/02/2018 2:13 p.m.
Work continues on the Linwood, East Orange, and Old Alvin Drainage and Roadway Improvement Project – Packages 1 & 2. All drainage and paving work has been completed on along Linwood Street, Old Alvin Road from Plum Street to Town Ditch and on E Orange Street from Old Alvin Road to Schleider Drive. These roads have been reopened to two-way traffic. 

The intersection of Linwood Street and E Orange Street has been closed to allow for construction along the south lane of E. Orange Street, between Galveston Avenue and Old Alvin Road. The north lane of E. Orange Street is open to westbound traffic. Drainage and paving work will continue onto E. Orange Street between SH 35 and Galveston Ave after the current section of work is completed. 

The City is actively working with the residents in the area to identify those who may be elderly or disabled and will need to be accommodated during construction to ensure that they will remain safe and have continued access to their driveways.

The $5.8 million project includes the conversion of Linwood Street, East Orange Street between SH-35 and Schleider Drive, and Old Alvin Road between Plum and Town Ditch to concrete curb and gutter roadways with enclosed drainage systems and sidewalks, and the addition of a new water line on Linwood and East Orange. Work on this project is expected to be completed ahead of schedule in May 2018

The City moved forward with the design and construction of the project in August 2016. The project is part of the overall street reconstruction project in the Capital Improvement Program that consists of the rehabilitation, reconditioning and reconstruction of non-TIP funding eligible collector streets throughout the City. The specific streets are based on priorities derived from the Thoroughfare Plan, the Condition Assessment Program, traffic counts and types of traffic loads that roadway sees. The specific activity selected for each roadway may vary with the objective to maintain or improve the current average assessment score citywide.

View the complete Capital Improvement Program to learn more about plans for street reconstruction. 
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