David Memorial Drive extension project to begin this fall

Construction on Phase 1 of the David Memorial Drive extension project will begin this fall after Shenandoah City Council unanimously awarded the project bid at a Sept. 28 meeting.

David Memorial Drive extension Construction on Phase 1 of the David Memorial Drive extension project is set to begin this fall.[/caption]

The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Bleyl and Associates, in the amount of $1.4 million. Phase 1 construction is expected to begin in late November and should be completed by June 2017, City Administrator Greg Smith said.

There is no set timeline for the remaining project phases at press time.

Upon completion, the $2.3 million project will extend David Memorial Drive from where it dead-ends at Shenandoah Park Drive to Hwy. 242.

“This extension will be a new north-south connector that will provide relief for residents traveling north from the east side of I-45 in Shenandoah and in Oak Ridge North," Smith said.

With part of the construction site listed as wetlands by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the council also unanimously awarded a $78,000 bid to Gin City Restoration, LLC for wetlands mitigation.

The project is funded by the Shenandoah Municipal Development District.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.