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Aug 16

Houston Street Drainage Improvement Project Update

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM by David Marino

HOUSTON STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
First Phase of Construction Begins on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

BUDA, TX — On Thursday, August 16, construction will begin on the first phase of the Houston Street Drainage Improvement project. Smith Contracting will begin performing trenching and utility work on Rose Street at Lilly Street. This phase of the project will include open cut excavation and construction of drainage improvements within public easements and street right-of-way. There will be a total of 8 phases

ROSE STREET CLOSURE

Rose Street, between Railroad Street and Cedar Street, will be closed to all through traffic during the project. The closure begins on August 16.  Detour signs will be up in the area.  However, access will be allowed to local businesses and residential properties along Rose Street and Lilly Street for the duration of the construction project.

The contractor will be allowed to work between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be required to secure the construction zone overnight, and have a traffic control plan in force at all times during work within the public right-of-way.

The project is expected to be finished in late November 2018. We will keep you updated throughout each phase of the drainage improvement project. The  improvements are being made as part of Bond Proposition 4.

SEQUENCE OF WORK

Phase 1:  Full closure and detour of Rose Street at Lilly Street. Construct culvert across Rose Street and along Lilly Street.

Phase 2:  Construct open channel along Lilly Street.

Phase 3:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 4:  Detour eastbound Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 5:  Construct open channel along Pucket Alley. 

Phase 6:  Detour westbound Rose Street. Construction culvert along Rose Street. Construct culvert along Rose Street.Minimize duration of mid-block driveway  closure.

Phase 7:  Full closure and detour of Railroad Street north of Rose Street. Construct culvert under Railroad Street.

Phase 8:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street between Main Street and Railroad Street. Construct culvert under Houston Street.  

Aug 16

Green Meadows Splash Pad Update - Aug. 16, 2018

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM by David Marino

Green Meadows Splash Pad Video Update - Aug. 16, 2018

Work on the Green Meadows Splash Pad is nearing completion.
“We are looking at late September or maybe October time frame. The season for these are most likely going to be March through October. We will have solid month to have this open for the public,” Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer said. "The above ground amenities are complete. The geysers and jets are in place, so everything on the splash pad itself is ready to go.”  
Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer says there is the possibility of keeping the Green Meadows splash pad open through November, depending on the weather.    
Right now our contractor, Vortex Inc., is working on the pump room.
“We’re putting in the foundation and materials above the foundation for the pump room and the bathroom. Our contractor Vortex is working on that part of the project. Public Works will come in behind them and lay down the foundation for the bathroom portion of the building. We will have to do some testing to make sure everything is operational and functioning the way it was designed. Vortex will also show us the settings on everything so that we can preset the splash pad for operational times.”
Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department.
“We will be re-vegetating the area around the perimeter of the splash pad itself. After that we will be ready to do a grand opening.”
We will keep you updated on the grand opening date.
Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.

Jun 26

Vortex, Inc. Begins Work on Green Meadows Splash Pad

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 2:51 PM by David Marino

Contractor Begins Work on Green Meadows Splash Pad - Video Update

“We will start seeing some progress. At first it will not seem like much is happening while the underground work is being done, but residents will start seeing the build-up," Vortex Project Manager, Joe Rushing said. 

Vortex, Inc. is the City 's contractor for the project and will install the splash pad in Green Meadows. Our Public Works crew has been preparing the site over the past several weeks.

“They already have the subgrade done for us. We’re going to start installing the sand, clearing things off, making it level. We will begin running our plumbing, drainage, running all the lines for the actual spray features and the spray heads and installing everything that we need to get the splash pad running.”

The splash pad contains over 19 features, including water tunnels, directional spray jets, geysers, and other large amenities.

Vortex has installed over 6,000 splash pads in 35 countries.

“It is something we have a lot of experience in and we have been doing it for a while. We love doing it. We usually shoot between two or three weeks to be done with the actual work, pending any delays like rain.”    

There will be at least five inspections throughout the installation process to make sure everything is right. Public Works will build the restroom on the site. Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department

Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.


Contractor Begins Work on Green Meadows Splash Pad - Video Update

“We will start seeing some progress. At first it will not seem like much is happening while the underground work is being done, but residents will start seeing the build-up," Vortex Project Manager, Joe Rushing said. 

Vortex, Inc. is the City 's contractor for the project and will install the splash pad in Green Meadows. Our Public Works crew has been preparing the site over the past several weeks.

“They already have the subgrade done for us. We’re going to start installing the sand, clearing things off, making it level. We will begin running our plumbing, drainage, running all the lines for the actual spray features and the spray heads and installing everything that we need to get the splash pad running.”

The splash pad contains over 19 features, including water tunnels, directional spray jets, geysers, and other large amenities.

Vortex has installed over 6,000 splash pads in 35 countries.

“It is something we have a lot of experience in and we have been doing it for a while. We love doing it. We usually shoot between two or three weeks to be done with the actual work, pending any delays like rain.”    

There will be at least five inspections throughout the installation process to make sure everything is right. Public Works will build the restroom on the site. Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department

Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.

Contractor Begins Work on Green Meadows Splash Pad - Video Update

“We will start seeing some progress. At first it will not seem like much is happening while the underground work is being done, but residents will start seeing the build-up," Vortex Project Manager, Joe Rushing said. 

Vortex, Inc. is the City 's contractor for the project and will install the splash pad in Green Meadows. Our Public Works crew has been preparing the site over the past several weeks.

“They already have the subgrade done for us. We’re going to start installing the sand, clearing things off, making it level. We will begin running our plumbing, drainage, running all the lines for the actual spray features and the spray heads and installing everything that we need to get the splash pad running.”

The splash pad contains over 19 features, including water tunnels, directional spray jets, geysers, and other large amenities.

Vortex has installed over 6,000 splash pads in 35 countries.

“It is something we have a lot of experience in and we have been doing it for a while. We love doing it. We usually shoot between two or three weeks to be done with the actual work, pending any delays like rain.”    

There will be at least five inspections throughout the installation process to make sure everything is right. Public Works will build the restroom on the site. Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department

Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.

Contractor Begins Work on Green Meadows Splash Pad - Video Update

“We will start seeing some progress. At first it will not seem like much is happening while the underground work is being done, but residents will start seeing the build-up," Vortex Project Manager, Joe Rushing said. 

Vortex, Inc. is the City 's contractor for the project and will install the splash pad in Green Meadows. Our Public Works crew has been preparing the site over the past several weeks.

“They already have the subgrade done for us. We’re going to start installing the sand, clearing things off, making it level. We will begin running our plumbing, drainage, running all the lines for the actual spray features and the spray heads and installing everything that we need to get the splash pad running.”

The splash pad contains over 19 features, including water tunnels, directional spray jets, geysers, and other large amenities.

Vortex has installed over 6,000 splash pads in 35 countries.

“It is something we have a lot of experience in and we have been doing it for a while. We love doing it. We usually shoot between two or three weeks to be done with the actual work, pending any delays like rain.”    

There will be at least five inspections throughout the installation process to make sure everything is right. Public Works will build the restroom on the site. Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department

Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.