Sealcoating of streets to soon begin
The City of San Angelo will soon begin its yearly program of street maintenance.
The City Council today awarded Ronald R. Wagner & Co. of Kendalia, Texas, a $2.4 million contract to perform the work, as it has the last two years. The sealcoating of selected streets throughout the city represents the third year of an eight-year cycle to maintain every city roadway in San Angelo.
The project’s start date will depend upon the contractor’s availability. The work will take about three weeks and will conclude in August. Streets in the Fairview addition, Santa Rita and in the University and College Hills areas will be treated, as will Twin Mountain Drive. For maps of the streets to be sealcoated, see the right-hand side of the Street & Bridge page.
Cars parked on the streets being sealcoated could be subject to towing.
“We will alert homeowners beforehand,” City Engineer Russell Pehl said. “We desperately need their cooperation in keeping vehicles from being parked on the streets. We need these roadways cleared to ensure maximum effectiveness of this maintenance program.”
Sealcoating is not to be confused with resurfacing a roadway. Sealcoating is a preventative measure. It involves applying a thin layer of asphalt and rock to a street’s surface. That prevents moisture from seeping into the asphalt and damaging the roadway’s base. The process extends the life of a street’s surface.
The City Council last year approved an $80 million, 10-year plan to rebuild San Angelo’s worst streets. The first project – reconstruction of MLK Drive – is halfway done and is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2018. The first phase of a three-phase project to rebuild Bell Street will begin in the fall. The construction schedule is available at cosatx.us/streets.
Functions of Engineering Services
- Engineering design and surveying, including project management and inspection services for capital improvement program projects such as the construction and rehabilitation of streets, water and sewer mains, water treatment plans and wastewater reclamation facilities.
- Storm water management
- Floodplain administration
- Subdivision development, including reviewing and approving elements of new commercial and residential subdivision developments, and performing inspections on construction of all public improvements, including streets, sidewalks and water and sewer mains.
- Survey and design, including performing deed research, surveying and AutoCad drafting to build and update base maps for use in the development and maintenance of the City’s Geographic Information System.
Projects currently in bid phase
Engineering Services frequently seeks bids/proposals for capital improvement projects. Those requests for bids and proposals can be found here. For additional information regarding the bid/proposal process, visit the Purchasing Division page.
All contractors proposing to work within the City's water distribution or wastewater collection system must be a pre-approved contractor with Engineering Services. The application, insurance requirements, Texas Commission on Environmental (TCEQ) licensing requirements and a current list of approved contractors can be found under our Water Utilities Engineering Documents.
Active speed hump and street light requests
Below are all active requests for speed humps and street light in the City of San Angelo: