Town documents show that in November, seven contractors submitted bids for the project ranging from $1.6 million to $2.6 million. Western Municipal Construction of Texas was the lowest bidder.
Tiffany Bruce, Flower Mound’s engineer and executive director of public works, said the project will consist of the construction of 4,100 linear feet of 20-inch water line, 1,000 linear feet of 8-inch water line, and 250 linear feet of 12-inch water line. The 20-inch water line will be located along Morriss from Forest Vista to Lake Bluff Drive.
Bruce said the section of water line the project will replace is in poor condition and has recently had breaks, which has caused significant disruptions to water service in the surrounding area.
“The proposed 20-inch water line alignment is wholly located within Morriss Road right-of-way and would minimize impacts to residents in the event of any future maintenance or repairs,” a town document prepared by staff stated. “A decision not to approve the construction agreement would result in continued deterioration, maintenance difficulties, and service disruptions along this section of the existing 20-inch water line.”