More improvements to Blackhawk Boulevard are another step closer to construction.

Friendswood City Council unanimously awarded a construction contract for its Blackhawk Boulevard Reconstruction Phase 2-B during its May 1 meeting.

Friendswood awarded the contract to Triple B Services, the lowest responsible bidder, for nearly $2.2 million. The project involves the continuation of the construction of Blackhawk Boulevard from south of Pennystone Way to Geneva Drive. Construction is estimated to begin in two months, as previously reported by Community Impact.

A partnership with Harris County Precinct 2 will cover $1.2 million of the project’s cost. Friendswood’s cost share will be funded by residual bond funds from the previous Blackhawk Boulevard project, the 3/8th Cent Street Improvement Sales Tax and water/sewer working capital, according to agenda documents.

In other business:
  • Council approved the final reading of an ordinance consenting to Waste Connections of Texas’s adjusted rates for its waste and recyclable disposal services. Rates will increase by $1.07 to $17.79 monthly for single families using an 18-gallon container and by an additional $0.08 per month for those who utilize a 95-gallon recycle cart.
  • The Friendswood Police Department, partnering with Galveston County Health District, will receive 100 doses of overdose-reversing drug naloxone, or brand name Narcan, following training on its use. The department previously applied to Texas’ federally-funded More Narcan Please program, which ran out of funding following high demand.