At a cost of less than $10,000, the project will return the section of street to four lanes, along with parallel parking along the west side of the street, according to the report. The city anticipates that traffic along South Rice Avenue near Bellaire City Hall will be affected once the project begins.
The project is also weather dependent, and may be postponed in the event of a rain delay, according to the council memo report. This is because applying the pavement marking requires a clean and dry surface for the markings to adhere properly, according to the report.
Restriping will take approximately 72 hours, with the city of Bellaire utilizing an on-call paving and drainage contractor for the Public Works Department to perform the work.
In addition to the restriping project, public works staff will widen parking spaces along a section of South Rice Avenue, between Jessamine and Evergreen streets, at the request of a Bellaire resident.
The project comes as a result of unanimous Bellaire city council direction made to city staff during its June 15 council meeting.