At the November 8, 2011 City Council meeting, a Public Improvement Hearing was held to consider the proposed 2012 Street, Utility and Retaining Wall Improvements project. At the conclusion of the hearing, the City Council ordered the project and designated Bolton & Menk, Inc. as the engineer to prepare the plans and specifications for this project.
On April 24, 2012 the City Council awarded a contract to GMH Asphalt Corporation for the 2012 City of Mound Street, Utility, Lift Station and Retaining Wall Improvement Project. Prior to the commencement of the City's project, the City's gas service provider, CenterPoint Energy, determined it would be most efficient for them to do system upgrade work in the area of the City's street and utility project.
The improvement project includes the removal of existing bituminous and roadbeds on all streets followed by the construction of a new roadway. The typical reconstructed street will consist of a geotextile fabric placed on top of a compacted subgrade followed by the addition of eight inches of compacted rock material. A two-inch layer of asphalt will then be constructed followed by one and one-half inches of the final asphalt layer. If there has been underground utility work completed in a section of street, then the final layer of asphalt will not be placed until June 2013.
Throughout the project areas retaining walls will be repaired as necessary and walls requiring replacement will be reconstructed with modular block. Existing concrete curb and gutter will only be replaced if in bad condition or if underground work requires its removal. Concrete drive aprons will be added where none exist which will provide for a smoother transition from the roadway to driveways. The exception is on the east side of Cambridge Lane where there will be no curb, due to its limited width. There will be some streets where new and/or existing underground utilities (watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, forcemain) will be installed or removed and replaced. All existing watermain valves will be replaced and some new valves added.
1. South of Wilshire Boulevard
West of Bradford Road/Devon Lane, north of & including Manchester Road as well as Brighton Boulevard to Tuxedo Boulevard.
2.North of Wilshire Boulevard
Accessed by Tyrone Lane and Clare Lane
3.North of Wilshire Boulevard
Accessed by Cardiff Lane