About. In 2007, the Pearland Trail Master Plan was adopted by City Council, this plan is ultimately aimed
at enhancing quality of life in the community by increasing opportunities for greater contact with
the area’s natural surroundings. As Pearland has grown rapidly in recent years, there is an
increased interest in ensuring a higher level of amenities for its citizens. The implementation of a
community wide trail network is a key component of this community enhancement strategy.
Scope. The Green Tee Terrace Trail project is a 10-ft wide hike and bike trail along an alignment defined by Clear Creek from a tie-in point approximately 1,500 ft. south of Hughes Road through Riverstone Ranch Development to just east of Broadway (FM 518). The project includes benches, bike racks, trail signage, trash receptacles, water fountains, shade structures, and a pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek.
The Parks & Recreation Master Plan identified the need to create hike and bike trails as a priority during acquisition and development. This project is included in the 2013-2014 TIP and will be 80% federally funded.
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|Design Start||May 2016||January 2017|
|Bid Start||June 2018||September 2018|
|Construction Start||September 2018||January 2019|
|Proposed Construction Completion||October 2019|
Below is information pertaining to the budget and funding for this project. Last updated November 2018.
|Certificates of Obligation||$1,185,168|
|W/S Revenue Bonds||-|
|Other Funding Source (Developer)||$200,815|
|Other Funding Source (Fund Balance)||$64,668|
|Other Funding Sources (Park Zone)||$217,430|
|Other Funding Sources (TIP)||$3,275,150|
|Total Funding Sources||$4,963,718|
|Construction Materials Testing||$50,000|
- 250-foot pedestrian bridge installed
- Pedestrian bridge is the first pedestrian trail connecting Brazoria and Harris counties
- Bridge located in Green Tee Terrace Trail, just north of Green Tee Terrace subdivision
- 250-foot pedestrian bridge installed
Contract Awards and Proposed Schedules
|Advertising for Bid Phase||
September 26, 2018; October 3, 2018
October 4, 2018
|Bid Reception and Presentation||October 18, 2018|
Bids for construction were received as follows:
|Tandem Services, LLC||$2,403,637.90|
|Jerdon Enterprise L.P.||$2,420,590.75|
|Texas Wall and Landscape, LLC||$2,597,732.00|
|NBG Constructors, Inc.||$2,637,719.50|
|Millis Development & Construction||$2,680,036.72|
|Main Lane Industries, Ltd.||$2,689,712.74|
|A-1 Construction Services||$3,421,851.00|
Tandem Services, LLC was the apparent low responsible bidder with a bid of $2,403,637.90. This bid is approximately 14.2% below the engineer's estimate of $2,81,482.33.
The City's concurrence of award package, which includes the City's and Designer's recommendation of award, contract documents and procedural checklist was submitted to TxDOT in early November. Staff received TxDOT's concurrence of bid results and Authorization to Award on November 28th. Staff plan to present this item for Council consideration and possible award of a contract for construction on the December 17th agenda.
Staff will recommend Council approve the bid and award the construction contract to the Lowest Responsible Bidder, Tandem Services, LLC in the amount of $2,403,637.90 at the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting.
- The Design Team submitted 90% plans to the City, BDD4, HCFCD, and TxDOT on July 31, 2018.
- Comments have been received back from HCFCD and TxDOT. The City has returned comments.
- Staff has reviewed the Project Manual for accuracy and returned comments to the engineer on
- BDD4 has sent comments to the engineer on September 5.
- BDD4 has asked for the Drainage Easement MOU.
- The easement dedication was approved by Council on September 17.
- BDD4 approved the plans on their September 11 agenda.
- Meritage Homes has started construction in the area. Staff has asked for, but not received their CAD
files to overlay to make sure our alignment is correct and does not encroach on their development.
- After Hurricane Harvey, BDD4 requested the City relocate portions of the trail based on the planned drainage improvements along Clear Creek. Previous plan reviews with BDD4 did not indicate the original location was an issue.
- Per BDD4’s requirements, RPS moved approximately 2,400 LF of the trail to the ultimate ROW.
- To accommodate the requirement, the layout, typical sections, quantities, data sheets, plan and profile sheets, drainage, and cross sections all required revisions.
- Staff has requested their level of effort matrix for the changes and is reviewing it in light of some
lack of early coordination efforts by RPS with BDD4 and HCFCD to determine if any additional
design fees are warranted.
- TxDOT has informed the City that the project will lose federal funding if it we have not received the Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA) by September 21, 2018. There have been many delays caused by TxDOT resulting in the project coming up against this deadline but we now appear to have TxDOT staff making this a priority to avoid any loss of funds.
- Staff met with TxDOT on Friday, September 14 and began working to meet the FPAA deadline.
- The project team (city staff and engineer) and TxDOT‘s Plan Reviewer, Planner, Project Coordinator, and Project Manager developed a strategy to finish the necessary documentation and reviews.
- As of this writing, it appears that the project will meet the deadline.
- Staff has developed the advertisement and will be posting project beginning the last week of September.
- The Design Team submitted 30% plans containing the revised alignment to the City, BD4, and TxDOT on May 10, 2018.
- Staff is reviewing the submission and BD4 has been asked to provide comments by May 25, 2018.
- TxDOT agreed to allow the project to skip the 60% plan review and move directly to 90%.
- The Design Team has been instructed to continue to work on the 90% submission during the 30% review process.
- The 90% submission is expected by June 20, 2018.
- The team is attempting to recover some of the schedule that was lost due to delayed approvals by TxDOT and the requirement by BDD4 to move the trail to the back of the easement. Moving the trail triggered not only a redesign of the trail, but also of the pedestrian bridge because of the increased span.
- The Riverstone Ranch developer is required under the recently amended Planned Development to provide a 30’ trail easement along the developer’s property and pay for their share of the trail. We have received the funds for the trail.
- The metes and bounds to convey the easement by separate instrument is being developed because the developer is not planning to plat that property at this time.
- The Design Concept Conference was scheduled on March 20, 2018 at TxDOT's Houston office
- As a result of the late DCC, TxDOT has agreed to expedite the review of the plan submittals and agreed to go from the 30% review to the 90% review in an effort to accelerate the design
- Estimated date for the 90% submission is the end of April 2018
- Team is attempting to recover some of the schedule that was lost due to delayed approvals by TxDOT
- The project team is continuing to meet with BDD4 to coordinate the improvements along the Clear Creek including the pedestrian bridge placement and specifications an the trail details and specifications to accommodate maintenance equipment
- The city's Legal Department is finalizing the Developer Agreement with the develop
- Staff is working on an interlocal agreement with Harris County Flood Control District to detail the easement requirements and maintenance for the segment of the trail that is in Harris County
- Design phase of the project began with a Notice to Proceed in January 2017, following TxDOT approval of the construction contract
- Staff and consultant attended several meetings with TxDOT to work through recording and documenting wetlands
- Staff and consultant coordinated with Brazoria District Drainage 4 regarding the alignment of the trail
- BDD4 would like to see the alignment moved to the extreme outside of the easement to allow for the ultimate build-out of the creek
- BDD4 has offered to provide additional surveying and clearing of the areas that fall outside of the current survey
- Staff received approval to proceed with the Construction AFA on October 16, 2017.
- Upon completion of the 30% design, the project team will schedule the Design Concept Contract with TxDOT. Currently, it is anticipated to hold the DCC by the end of December 2017.
- Completion of the Design phase services and submission of plans, specifications and cost estimates (PS&Es) to TxDOT for review and approval
- Final internal review prior to submission to TxDOT for a Five month review
- Completion of dedicating to BDD4 an easement along the alignment to be maintained by BDD4
- Address any outstanding TxDOT comments on PS&ES and completion of bidding documents.
Under the Green Tee Terrace Traill Advance Funding Agreement (AFA) for the Construction phase of the project), TxDOT will reimburse the City 80% of the costs related to the construction of the trail.
The design phase services requires for the preparation of Plans, Specifications, and Estimates for:
- 1.98 miles of a 10-foot wide hike and bike trail
- primarily along Clear Creek
- pedestrian bridge
- bike racks
- trash receptacles
- shade structures
- water fountains
- environmental assessments
Current let date is schedules for April 2018, requiring final plans be submitted to the TxDOT area office in December 2017. TxDOT review is anticipated to take approximately five months. Based on that current schedule, bidding the construction contract may begin in June or July of 2018. Construction duration is set to last 9 months. The schedule will be re-evaluated upon completion of the environmental assessment.