Flower Mound Town Council awards $1.6 million contract for construction of water line at Morriss Road

(Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Flower Mound Town Council unanimously voted Dec. 2 to award a $1.6 million construction contract to Western Municipal Construction of Texas to install a 20-inch water line at Morriss Road.

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.”


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By Anna Herod

Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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