As the Hwy. 290 expansion project nears Jersey Village, the frontage roads and flyovers are expected to be built over the city’s inter-connect water line.
On Nov. 19, the Jersey Village City Council approved various ordinances to amend the budget for the 2012–13 year to cover costs associated with the encasement of the city’s water line.
“We’ve been informed by TxDOT that our 20-inch water line that we have as the inter-connect with the City of Houston needs to be encased all the way underneath [Hwy. 290] because they are going to be moving the feeder roads,” said Michael Brown, director of the parks and recreation department.
To cover engineering and surveying costs for the necessary encasement of the inter-connect water line, Jersey Village City Council approved an $87,800 amendment to the utility fund budget. The total construction costs for the project is estimated between $750,000 and $1 million, according to Brown.