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 there will be daily closures of the southbound inside lane of Morriss Road during construction. The new water line will be installed across median breaks at Sherwood, Golden Arrow, Squires, Cedar Wood and Tournament drives.
“The individual median breaks will be closed during installation of the new water line, then again when concrete work is being performed,” Bruce said. “Overall, the effects on traffic will be less than the pavement replacement project currently underway.”
The project is expected to reach completion in August, she said.
“Detours will be necessary for median break closures, but the closures will be coordinated to minimize impact on traffic and shorten the length of the detours,” Bruce said.
Flower Mound Town Council unanimously voted Dec. 2 to award a $1.6 million construction contract for the project to Western Municipal Construction of Texas.
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.
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.”