Commissioner Ken Clark

Citizen Advisory Board

Alert 12

 

 

This Alert is the first in the series discussing the upcoming bond election on Nov. 7th. 1) Road bond 35 million 2) Facilities bond 93.6 million for a new Justice Center/ Jail along with # of other projects. 3) Grand Parkway 1.3 million to do the environmental Impact along with the alignment of the route. 


Ken


County Commissioner Ken Clark
Citizen Advisory Alert
September 8th 2000


ROAD BONDS

On August 21st Commissioners Court voted to put three bond issues on the November 7th ballot. Voters will decide whether the County should issue bonds to pay for each of these projects: (1) various road projects countywide, which would be paid with a combination of bond funds and federal and state grants; (2) preliminary studies on phase 1 of the Grand Parkway; and (3) construction of new jail and court facilities. There is a lot of detail to each of these items. I will address the road issue now and explain the Grand Parkway and facilities in future
issues of the Alert.

Commissioners have been discussing these projects and associated alternatives for more than a year. I voted for the bond issues to be put on the ballot so taxpayers will have the opportunity to decide their taxation level. Commissioners Court needs to have your input when we spend your money. We hired a consultant to review road project proposals submitted by the cities, look at our current road system based on given criteria, and prioritize the proposed projects. Then the Court made the final decision on which projects to include on the ballot. The proposed road bonds total $35.0 million. Paying the road bonds would cost about 1 penny per $100 valuation or $10 per year for a $100,000 house.

Galveston County is going to replace three bridges at a cost of $651,000 dollars.

The chart at right lists the projects that would be funded by the road bonds. We would receive $88.9 million in state and federal funds to help pay for the projects, and possibly an additional $30 million for the FM 646 project east of I-45. The chart shows the proposed projects broken down by city, location, anticipated cost, and a description of the work that would be done.

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174 Calder Rd., League City, TX 77573
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ROAD BONDS

On August 21st Commissioners Court voted to put three bond issues on the November 7th ballot. Voters will decide whether the County should issue bonds to pay for each of these projects: (1) various road projects countywide, which would be paid with a combination of bond funds and federal and state grants; (2) preliminary studies on phase 1 of the Grand Parkway; and (3) construction of new jail and court facilities. There is a lot of detail to each of these items. I will address the road issue now and explain the Grand Parkway and facilities in future issues of the Alert.

Commissioners have been discussing these projects and associated alternatives for more than a year. I voted for the bond issues to be put on the ballot so taxpayers will have the opportunity to decide their taxation level. Commissioners Court needs to have your input when we spend your money. We hired a consultant to review road project proposals submitted by the cities, look at our current road system based on given criteria, and prioritize the proposed projects. Then the Court made the final decision on which projects to include on the ballot. The proposed road bonds total $35.0 million. Paying the road bonds would cost about 1 penny per $100 valuation or $10 per year for a $100,000 house.

Galveston County is going to replace three bridges at a cost of $651,000 dollars.

The chart at right lists the projects that would be funded by the road bonds. We would receive $88.9 million in state and federal funds to help pay for the projects, and possibly an additional $30 million for the FM 646 project east of I-45. The chart shows the proposed projects broken down by city, location, anticipated cost, and a description of the work that would be done.

 

Entity

Facility

Limits

Cost

Description

Galveston

Various Locations

750,000

TSM Improvements

Kemah

FM 518

FM 1266 to SH 146

375,000

Widen to divided 4 lane, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518

FM 2094 to FM 1266

600,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

League City

FM 646

FM 517 to IH 45

588,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Galveston County

FM 646

Santa Fe City Limit to Dickinson City Limit

253,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Santa Fe

FM 646

SH 6 to City Limit

829,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Dickinson

FM 646

Dickinson CL to FM 517

294,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518 Bypass

FM 518/2094/270 Intersection

520,000

New 4-lane divided curb & gutter

Dickinson

Deats Rd.

IH 45 to SH 3

4,532,000

Widen to 3 lanes, c&g

Texas City

25th Ave. N

SH 3 to SH 146

4,595,000

Cost only for 2 lanes of ultimate 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

Calder Road

FM 518 to IH 45

2,500,000

Widen to 2 lanes with TWLTL

Galveston

Stewart Rd.

61st St. to 75th St.

2,350,000

Pavement Rehab, Extend LTL and replace signal at 65th

Friendswood

Sunset

FM 2351 to FM 528

4,850,000

Widen to 3 lanes, curb & gutter

Galveston

Jones/81st St.

Stewart Road West and south to Stewart Road

1,750,000

Pavement Rehab

Texas City

FM 517

FM 3436 to SH 146

250,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

LaMarque

Fairwood St./Vauthier Drive

Highland Bayou to IH45

1,270,000

Re-Construct 2 lane with shoulders

Hitchcock

Fairwood St.

SH 6 to Highland Bayou

1,289,000

Reconstruct 2 lane with shoulders and replace Bayou bridge

League City

Bay Area Blvd.

TRZ to 1/2 miles south of TRZ

187,500

Extend 1/2 of future 4 lane divided

Texas City

Loop 197

SH 146 to 19th Ave N.

1,000,000

Utility adjustments

Galveston County

Deats Rd.

SH3 to GHHRR

716,500

Widen to 3 lanes, C&G

Galveston

Seawall Blvd.

39th to 53rd, 21st to ???

1,000,000

Pavement Resurfacing

League City

SH 96

At I 45

3,000,000

New Overpass

Galveston County

Fort Travis Park

 

500,000

Road and Parking Improvements

League City

FM 646

IH 45 to FM 270

350,000

Widen to 4 to 6 lane divided

Kemah

FM 518

FM 1266 to SH 146

$ 375,000

Widen to divided 4 lane, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518

FM 2094 to FM 1266

$ 600,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

League City

FM 646

FM 517 to IH 45

$ 588,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Galveston County

FM 646

Santa Fe City Limit to Dickinson City Limit

$ 253,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Santa Fe

FM 646

SH 6 to City Limit

$ 829,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Dickinson

FM 646

Dickinson CL to FM 517

$ 294,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518 Bypass

FM 518/2094/270 Intersection

$ 520,000

New 4-lane divided curb & gutter

Dickinson

Deats Rd.

IH 45 to SH 3

$ 4,532,000

Widen to 3 lanes, c&g

Texas City

25th Ave. N

SH 3 to SH 146

$ 4,500,000

Cost only for 2 lanes of ultimate 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

Calder Road

FM 518 to IH 45

$ 2,500,000

Widen to 2 lanes with TWLTL

Galveston

Stewart Rd.

61st St. to 75th St.

$ 2,350,000

Pavement Rehab, Extend LTL and replace signal at 65th

Friendswood

Sunset

FM 2351 to FM 528

$ 4,850,000

Widen to 3 lanes, curb & gutter

Galveston

Jones/81st St.

Stewart Road West and south to Stewart Road

$ 1,750,000

Pavement Rehab

Texas City

FM 517

FM 3436 to SH 146

$ 250,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

LaMarque

Fairwood St./Vauthier Drive

Highland Bayou to IH45

$ 1,270,000

Re-Construct 2 lane with shoulders

Hitchcock

Fairwood St.

SH 6 to Highland Bayou

$ 1,289,000

Reconstruct 2 lane with shoulders and replace Highland Bayou bridge

League City

Bay Area Blvd.

TRZ to 1/2 miles south of TRZ

$ 187,500

Extend 1/2 of future 4 lane divided

Texas City

Loop 197

SH 146 to 19th Ave N.

$ 1,000,000

Utility adjustments

Galveston County

Deats Rd.

SH3 to GHHRR

$ 716,500

Widen to 3 lanes, C&G

Galveston

Seawall Blvd.

39th to 53rd, 21st to Ft. San Jacinto

$ 1,000,000

Pavement Resurfacing

League City

SH 96

At I 45

$ 3,000,000

New Overpass

Galveston County

Fort Travis Park

 

$ 500,000

Road and Parking Improvements

League City

FM 646

IH 45 to FM 270

$ 350,000

Widen to 4 to 6 lane divided

Government Entity

Facility

Limits

Engineer's Estimate of County Cost (no ROW unless noted)

Description

Galveston

Various Locations

$ 750,000

TSM Improvements

Kemah

FM 518

FM 1266 to SH 146

$ 375,000

Widen to divided 4 lane, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518

FM 2094 to FM 1266

$ 600,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

League City

FM 646

FM 517 to IH 45

$ 588,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Galveston County

FM 646

Santa Fe City Limit to Dickinson City Limit

$ 253,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Santa Fe

FM 646

SH 6 to City Limit

$ 829,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

Dickinson

FM 646

Dickinson CL to FM 517

$ 294,000

Widen to 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

FM 518 Bypass

FM 518/2094/270 Intersection

$ 520,000

New 4-lane divided curb & gutter

Dickinson

Deats Rd.

IH 45 to SH 3

$ 4,532,000

Widen to 3 lanes, c&g

Texas City

25th Ave. N

SH 3 to SH 146

$ 4,500,000

Cost only for 2 lanes of ultimate 4 lane divided, curb and gutter

League City

Calder Road

FM 518 to IH 45

$ 2,500,000

Widen to 2 lanes with TWLTL

Galveston

Stewart Rd.

61st St. to 75th St.

$ 2,350,000

Pavement Rehab, Extend LTL and replace signal at 65th

Friendswood

Sunset

FM 2351 to FM 528

$ 4,850,000

Widen to 3 lanes, curb & gutter

Galveston

Jones/81st St.

Stewart Road West and south to Stewart Road

$ 1,750,000

Pavement Rehab

Texas City

FM 517

FM 3436 to SH 146

$ 250,000

Widen to 4 lanes, curb and gutter

LaMarque

Fairwood St./Vauthier Drive

Highland Bayou to IH45

$ 1,270,000

Re-Construct 2 lane with shoulders

Hitchcock

Fairwood St.

SH 6 to Highland Bayou

$ 1,289,000

Reconstruct 2 lane with shoulders and replace Highland Bayou bridge

League City

Bay Area Blvd.

TRZ to 1/2 miles south of TRZ

$ 187,500

Extend 1/2 of future 4 lane divided

Texas City

Loop 197

SH 146 to 19th Ave N.

$ 1,000,000

Utility adjustments

Galveston County

Deats Rd.

SH3 to GHHRR

$ 716,500

Widen to 3 lanes, C&G

Galveston

Seawall Blvd.

39th to 53rd, 21st to Ft. San Jacinto

$ 1,000,000

Pavement Resurfacing

League City

SH 96

At I 45

$ 3,000,000

New Overpass

Galveston County

Fort Travis Park

 

$ 500,000

Road and Parking Improvements

League City

FM 646

IH 45 to FM 270

$ 350,000

Widen to 4 to 6 lane divided