Editor's note: This story was updated at 11 a.m. July 24 to clarify the road projects total about $827,000.

A possible interlocal agreement between the city of Pearland and Brazoria County for paving services is on the table for Pearland City Council’s consideration.

The gist

On July 24, City Council will consider entering an interlocal agreement with Brazoria County that would require the county to provide labor, traffic control and equipment to complete pavement restoration in areas identified by the city. The agreement would require the city to provide materials and supplies for the projects.

The streets identified as needing improvement are Fite Street, Garden Street, Hawk Street, Hillhouse Street and Walnut Street.

According to agenda documents, the purpose of creating the new driving surfaces will be to eliminate rutting, which holds water and can lead to hydroplaning or loss of control for vehicle operators, while continued maintenance or full-depth restoration ensures the sustainability of assets.

Previous interlocal agreements in 2020 and 2021 between Pearland and Brazoria County required the city to undertake base repair and preoverlay work before the county’s team began their portions of the project.

Once on-site, Brazoria County staff handled all asphalt overlay and equipment operations, while city staff contributed their labor in tasks such as raking asphalt, traffic control and flagging according to agenda documents.

In a nutshell

Road paving operations are tentatively scheduled to start between late July and early August 2023. The interlocal agreement would end July 10, 2024. The agreement grand total is estimated to be $827,722.

Next steps

The City Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at council chambers, 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland.