League City City Council approves $1.6 million in street repairs

The League City City Council on Monday approved spending up to $1.6 million to repair side streets north of Main Street and along Dickinson Avenue.

The council authorized a construction contract with AAA Asphalt Paving Inc. to repair road bases and resurface asphalt as part of an annual infrastructure reinvestment program.

The roads set for repairs include Dallas Street, Waco Avenue and Perkins Avenue, all directly north of Main Street. Other streets to receive work include:

  • 9th Street

  • Olive Street

  • Peach Street

  • Strawberry Street

  • Virginia Avenue

  • Arkansas Street

  • Maryland Avenue

  • Oklahoma Avenue

  • Kentucky Avenue

The work covers just over 3.5 miles.

The council also approved spending $144,636, or 10 percent of construction costs, on a construction work change directive budget that will allow city staff to approve minor changes to hasten work and avoid possible construction delays.

“The streets that are on this list, some of them potentially need a little more base repair,” said Angie Steelman, director of budget and project management.

If 50 or more changes to work orders are registered during the construction, the matter would come back before the council, she said.

League City received bids on June 19, and AAA Asphalt Paving submitted the lowest bid.

In other business

League City City Council on Monday also had the first reading for an ordinance that would amend the city’s building codes.

The city currently follows 2009 international building codes established by the International Code Council. According to a city memo, adopting the 2015 international codes benefits League City because they meet or exceed National Flood Insurance Program regulations in regard to public safety and property damage when it comes to flooding.

Adopting the codes also would positively affect the city’s community rating system through the program, which potentially lowers flood insurance costs for the city and its residents, said David Hoover, director of planning and development.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.