NORTH CHANNEL – Construction is progressing on schedule, and on budget, according to Harris County Precinct 2 coordinator Jeremy Phillips.
The $12.8 million dollar project started with an official groundbreaking last November 6th, as reported in the inaugural issue of the North Channel Star.
In his opening remarks, at that time Pct. 2 commissioner Jack Morman noted the benefit to the community, and that the money to pay for the project was primarily from the federal government, as reimbursement for damage from Hurricane Ike. The new storm sewer system should alleviate flooding in a similar hurricane situation, he said.
The Freeport Street project is being built by Allgood Construction, with engineering by R. G. Miller Engineers, and Dannenbaum Engineering Corp.
A second project related to this is new overlay paving, being built on Cloverleaf streets with the Pct. 2 “BetterStreets 2 Neighborhoods” program.
The new Freeport Street will be three lanes, one in each direction with a center turn lane, and run from I-10 frontage road to Holly Park. At that point it will join with already constructed lanes that continue to Uvalde Road. Construction is scheduled to be finished by June 2015, according to Phillips.