As part of the project, Seattle Street will receive new storm sewer lines to help prevent street flooding and reduce the chance of homes flooding in that area. Community Impact Newspaper previously reported Seattle will also be fully reconstructed from Senate Avenue west to the dead end.
The project went out for bids in early May and is expected to begin in late June or early July, officials said. Construction should take about one year.
U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston, specifically requested the $624,835 in federal funding last year and has since secured those dollars through the Community Funded Project process. Fletcher voted for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 on March 9, which funds this and other essential projects, according to the release. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law March 15.
"I'm really thrilled that we were able to bring this project here, and part of the reason I'm so excited about it is because it's a great example of how we work together here in Texas, the Seventh Congressional District and here in our community,” Fletcher said at a May 4 press conference. “This is a project that represents the work of the city of Jersey Village, the hard work of the mayor and also a great partnership with the state and with my office and our team in the Seventh Congressional District.”
Fletcher was first elected to Congress in 2018 and has served Jersey Village, Katy and parts of Houston since. Her district will move farther south once the 2020 decennial redistricting maps go into effect.