TPWA Names Arlington’s $3.2 Million Drainage Improvement as Project of the Year

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The Texas Public Works Association named Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year.

The Texas Public Works Association named the City of Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year.

Project Manager Amy Cannon, a Stormwater Civil Engineer, received the award June 17 at the 2016 TPWA Annual Conference in McAllen.

Six homes in the area had reported flooding due to undersized storm drain in the area.  In addition, the existing concrete channel behind the homes on Firewood Drive and between Chimney Court and Smokerise Court was in poor condition and was in need of reconstruction.  The City constructed a  storm drain on Royce Drive; reconstructed and enlarged the existing drainage channel with block walls, and renewed approximately 1,915 linear feet of 8-inch and 10-inch sanitary sewer line. After completion of the drainage and sanitary sewer improvements, Royce Drive and Napier Drive were rebuilt to concrete streets with curb and gutter.

The project was designed by Kimley-Horn and Associates and was constructed by Humphrey and Morton Construction Company, Inc.  The total bid amount for the construction was $3,202,716.  The project started in August 2014 and was completed in September 2015.  Funding for this project included the Stormwater Utility Fee and Water and Sanitary Sewer Renewal funds.

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Pictured from left to right: Carlos Sanchez, President TPWA, Amy Cannon, City of Arlington, Margo Brian, Humphrey, and Morton Misty Christian, Kimley-Horn and Associates