Roadwork almost complete on Merriman

Published 11:53 am Friday, August 4, 2017

PORT NECHES — Roadwork on a section of Merriman Street is moving along and expected to be completed before the start of the new school year.

Port Neches City Manager Andrè Wimer said the project includes replacing certain sections of concrete on Merriman, which is essentially the continuation of a project from a few years ago.

Funding for the project comes from bonds issued last year. The total bond issue was approximately $7.25 million for work at the wastewater plant, water treatment plant, water and sewer line replacement, renovation of the police station and street work. The potion earmarked for the street work comes in at $422,553.55.

Crews continue concrete work on Merriman Street on Thursday.
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“The work on Merriman will be finished prior to school starting,” Wimer said. “All bidders of contracts awarded were made well aware of the first day of school and we certainly anticipate the contractors will be finished prior to this date.”

Motorists may have noticed that sections of Merriman, especially near Ridgewood School, were uneven. The intent of this portion of the project is to fix those sections that are in most need of repair.

Nathan Jordan with Soutex Surveyors said the current project started in mid-June.