Construction in and around the new Washington County Engineering and Development Services facility is nearing completion.
Crews with Collier Construction were out this (Friday) morning on Highway 36 North near the entrance to the facility pouring cement for two new deceleration lanes for vehicles to enter the facility. The lanes are required by TxDOT both in order to obtain driveway access permits and as a safety improvement for the site.
Workers onsite said after cement work is completed, they will move on to striping the new lanes next week. County Engineer Ross McCall said Collier Construction is coordinating with TxDOT on the lanes, which he expects will be complete in the coming weeks.
According to McCall, the new Engineering and Development Services building has been completed, and office staff have relocated to the new facility from the current location on East Blue Bell Road. Pending completion of the setup of fuel and asphalt tanks, shop and road maintenance operations will be shifted to the new location.
Washington County Commissioners in November of 2018 approved a $4,081,000 bid with Collier Construction for the building of the new facility. The county later accepted Collier’s bid of $344,000 to perform soil stabilization at the site of the facility.
The new building will house multiple departments, including Road and Bridge, Environmental Health, and Addressing, in addition to Geographic Information System (GIS) and development planning support services.