Two subdivisions within Colleyville will get new sewer and water lines as part of the city’s capital improvement project.

Colleyville City Council approved a contract for $3.99 million with 2R Construction Co. during the March 19 meeting. There were 11 applicants for the project, which will be the first of three phases for Quail Crest Estates and Woodbriar Estates. Those neighborhoods are in the southwest portion of town, near the city limits of Colleyville and Bedford.

The business from Wylie had the lowest bid and was the closest to the engineer’s probable cost of $3.92 million, according to city documents. There is a contingency amount for change orders not to exceed $400,000. In addition, there is a material testing amount of $99,070.

Funding will come from the capital improvement project fund, capital utility fund and impact fees for upsizing pipelines, according to a presentation at the meeting.

What they’re saying

“There’s a lot of disruption when you replace sewer and water lines,” Colleyville City Manager Jerry Ducay said. “The question is well, why are you doing it if we don’t have a problem? The answer is that the problems are underground and you can’t see them. When you do see them, they’re really bad so this is preemptive before it is too late.”

City documents show the subdivision started in the 1960s and most of the houses are between 50 and 60 years old. A presentation during council showed there are issues with the pipes with tree roots and in some cases, animals have been found through the use of cameras checking the stability of the pipes.

The details

The project will address sewer and water line replacements, going from 6-inch lines to 8-inch lines. The city will also conduct pipe bursting in some areas of the subdivision, which is steel cable used to break up old, damaged pipe and remove it, if necessary, without cutting into the ground.

There will also be milling and overlay of the streets once the utilities phase of the project is complete to fix the roads.

The subdivisions were identified in the water and wastewater master plan that was conducted in 2014, according to city staff.

Also on the agenda

Judith Goodwin, Lee Koch, Fred Mills and Alex Thomas were appointed to the Colleyville Center Advisory Committee and Michael Sabbia, Dustin Goodell, James Poettcker and Joe Stout were appointed to the Colleyville Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

One more thing

The recent gift card program, which provided $35 gift cards to residents to visit restaurants inside the city limits in February, resulted in 3,325 gift cards being distributed. The city said those gift cards were used at 38 different restaurants and the total value was $113,225.