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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Calder Road construction continues, moves forward to next phase of project

LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS – Construction continues along Calder Road as the next phase of the improvements project kicks off. 

Texas Sterling Construction, the city’s contractor, has been on-site since the beginning of February and moving the project along with the relocation of utilities.

“We’re in the final phase of the Calder Road Improvements project,” said Gabriel Menendez, Director of Public Works.  “Utilities are being relocated from the area around Magnolia Bayou so construction of the 72-inch storm sewer from the bayou to Big League Dreams Parkway may begin.” 

Multiple utilities have already been relocated and once the remaining utility is relocated the contractor will start constructing the boxes near the bayou to support the roadway work.  Texas Sterling Construction is expected to complete the Magnolia Bayou drainage structure, all utility relocations, and the storm sewer system from Magnolia Bayou to the Calder Road Booster Pump Station by late Summer 2017, weather permitting.  Concrete paving of the road – beginning at Ervin Street and progressing north – is expected to begin by early Fall 2017.  

ity officials anticipate the next phase of the project to run smoother with an estimated completion in Summer 2018, weather permitting. 

“Progress is sometimes long, complicated and not a perfect process,” said Menendez.  “For our residents who travel or live around Calder Road, it may not be clear how much progress is actually being made.  However, we do recognize that construction is not without its challenges and are committed to working with our residents to minimize impacts to their daily lives.”

Constrained space coupled with the need to maintain traffic and access to properties along Calder Road is requiring much of the remaining project to be completed consecutively instead of simultaneously.  

“My team and I are available to address concerns and issues as they arise,” said Menendez.  We encourage you to reach out to us so we can work with you to help ease the burden throughout the next 16 months.”

Citizens who live or work along Calder Road experienced delays, periods of inactivity from the contractor, potholes, and problems with trash services during the previous phase of the project.  Concerns raised to city officials were addressed as they arose and will continue to be addressed as the project moves forward.  

“Throughout this next phase, we are committed to continuing to work closely with our contractor to stay on schedule and ensure a safe and smooth travel route for citizens commuting through the area,” said Menendez.  “We’ve worked with our previous contractor to provide new surface lanes which will minimize pot holes and other traffic impacts as Texas Sterling Construction finishes up the final phase of this project.”

Secondary underground construction projects are also being completed during this time to enable the city to strategically prepare for future growth and infrastructure needs.  

One such project is the Calder Road Booster Pump Station.  The $12.2 million capital improvement project was awarded in 2014 to upgrade the city’s pumping and ground storage capacity.  A start-up period to test the booster pump station was recently completed on March 3 and the city’s Public Works Department anticipates the improvements to further enhance delivery and water quality for the areas this station serves.  

“Residents in the city’s central and westside service areas will experience the most benefits as the booster pump station is fully brought online,” said Jody Hooks, Field Operations Manager.  “The booster pump station helps provide a consistent and reliable water delivery now and through the many water conditions we see during the year and provides us with the ability to store up to eight million gallons of water for use during emergency situations.”  

City staff anticipates all work related to bringing the booster pump station online to be completed by this summer.  Official are also working on acquiring some right-of-way along the road; however, it is not expected to slow down the project any further.  

he project, however, saw significant delays this past year when deficiencies were identified in the wastewater line that S.J. Lewis, the city’s contractor, installed.  The Calder Road construction site was recently turned over to Texas Sterling Construction for the next phase of the project almost six months behind schedule.  

“We are very aware and cognizant of how the delays throughout the past year have impacted our community,” said Menendez.  “We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to bring this project to completion.”

Calder Road, when completed, will include a three-lane concrete road, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and underground storm sewer.  This will replace a worn out rural roadway that functions as a collector arterial road meant to connect businesses and neighborhoods to the state highway system. 


The Calder Road Improvements project began in 2014 as a joint project with Galveston County to help move minor arterial traffic between League City Parkways and Farm-to-Market Road 517.

The initial phase to rehabilitate a 40-year-old water line began in January 2014 after Galveston County Water Authority awarded a contract to Murphy Pipeline Contractors. Construction rehabilitation of the 39-inch water transmission pipeline along Calder Road consisted of internal lining of the existing pipeline with a polyethylene pipe material and a temporary above ground water pipeline to supply water during construction.  The new waterline was back in-service by August 2014.

S.J. Lewis began the second phase of the improvements to install a 30-inch wastewater line in February 2016.  Construction in this phase included the installation of a wastewater line along the east side of Calder Road from Turner Street to Ervin Street. The project was initially intended to be a six-month project; however, it ended up turning into a twelve-month project which has significantly delayed the start of the next phase of the project.  Delays throughout this phase of the project were due, in part, to the construction deficiencies identified during an inspection in September 2016 and the contractor’s timeliness on addressing the repairs needed for the city to accept the line as completed.  

onstruction for the third phase of the project was awarded to Texas Sterling Construction.  This phase will consist of the construction of a three-lane concrete street with a curb, gutter, and storm sewer.  A Notice to Proceed was issued on Jan. 16, 2017 to the contractor; estimated completion of this phase is anticipated to take approximately 18 months from the day the Notice to  Proceed was issued.  

More information

Additional information on the Calder Road construction project is available here.

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