Nederland awards $1.5M in roads improvement projects

Published 10:35 am Saturday, March 14, 2020

NEDERLAND — City Council members have approved more than $1.5 million in street improvement spending to improve roads across Nederland.

Brystar Contracting, with a $558,976 bid, was picked from seven applicants as the lowest approved bidder to administer concrete street rehabilitation on Helena Avenue from 27th Street to Twin City Highway, as well as on 27th Street in front of C.O. Wilson Middle School.

A pre-construction meeting will take place this month to set project timelines.

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The spending is funded through the city’s street improvement fund.

Gulf Coast CRH Company was the lowest of two responsible bidders and awarded a $971,972.40 contract to administer asphalt street rehabilitation, which includes hot mix overlay work, on:

  • South 2nd Street from Nederland Avenue to Avenue H
  • South 15th Street from Nederland Avenue to Avenue D
  • Detroit Avenue from 17th Street to Twin City Highway
  • South 13th Street from Avenue H to FM 365
  • South 14th Street from Avenue J to Avenue N
  • South 37th Street from Nederland Avenue to Avenue H

Those projects are expected to be completed by September.

Nederland city staff recently issued an addendum to the project to add senior citizen parking lot resurfacing.

The asphalt work is being paid via the street improvement fund for approximately $910,000, and the parking lot component is being funded via Nederland’s capital outlay fund, for approximately $62,000.

“That parking lot is rock, basically,” City Manager Chris Duque said. “It’s loose. It had a lot of potholes. I don’t know how many times a year I have (city workers) go out there to fill that big pothole right when you come in.”

Contracts approved this week are part of $4.5 million in spending earmarked earlier this year for Nederland roadwork, drainage help and street stripping.

Concrete street re-construction for Bourque Road from U.S. 69 to Hodgson Road and Hodgson Road from Bourque Road to BGR will go out for a separate bid with contracting awarding slated for early May at the latest.

Hodgson and Bourque work is expected to extend into the wintertime.