Street and Drainage Projects
Street Project Updates
- Street Maintenance Program – Seal Coat Bids – The City has identified street candidates and developed a list of street segments to include in the 2019 SMP. The 2019 SMP for Seal Coat Projects will include, but not limited to, approximately 29 different streets segments and 4 alleys for an approximate total length of 9.28 miles.
- Capital Improvement Plan Phase 1 - Streets -Castle Hills CIP Report
- A five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) is a planning tool to help the City forecast the timing and funding of future capital projects. The Plan is reviewed and should be as part of the updated annual budget process. Projects are prioritized and planned within the five years and the proper funding is allocated annually. The City of Castle Hills has needed a long-term plan to address streets and other infrastructure issues in the community.
- The CIP is built in conjunction with the budget to allocate funds for streets and drainage projects. The CIP includes an inventory of each street, an indication of the necessary work and cost. The streets in worse condition would be done in the first part of the five-year CIP, like ones which need reconstruction versus the streets which may just need an overlay. This is a rolling plan and once the streets which had been reclaimed and/or reconstructed would be done at latter years to maintain the integrity of the streets for sustainability.
- The Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) – Phase I – Streets provides a roadmap for the City to utilize over the next five years. The CIP is an objective plan which is objective, quantifiable, and ultimately removes the politics from the equation. These reasons allow projects to continue without impact from elections. This offers citizens transparency and a non-partisan fact based path to maintaining, repairing, and constructing infrastructure. This document allows the City to coordinate projects with other entities, like SAWS and provides a basis for formulation of possible bond programs. The CIP provides total magnitude of infrastructure needs and includes an inventory, evaluation and maintenance/CIP recommendation for approximately 27 miles of asphalt roadways. Phase II of the CIP is underway and will encompass the drainage needs for the community.
Drainage Project Updates
- Master Drainage Plan – Phase 1 - Master Drainage Plan – Phase 1
- The City of Castle Hills had a master drainage study completed in August 2015 (Phase I – Watersheds II and III) to identify a conclusion and recommendation to address drainage projects within the City of Castle Hills. The study indicated problem areas in watershed II and III. In watershed II, Dogwood Lane and the drainage ditch from North Manton/Lockhill Selma to West Avenue near Krameria Drive were identified. Specifically, the study provided a summary of improvements for Dogwood, East Castle, Wisteria, Mimosa, and Krameria. The study details significant improvements which are required in watershed II and III. In watershed II, it highlights the need to address the insufficient channel and culvert conveyance capacity through East Castle, Wisteria, Mimosa, and Krameria. The improvements call for an upgrade of the culvert for conveyance capacities and construction of a wider channel with concrete lining. Watershed II costs at the time of the report was estimated at $3.5 Million. In watershed III, the issue is insufficient drainage conveyance capacity along Carolwood through Banyan, the recommendation is to install an underground stormdrain system in order to convey the stormwater from Glentower to the existing outfall. In 2015, the report estimates a cost of $3.4 Million to address watershed III.
- Master Drainage Plan – Phase 2 - Master Drainage Plan –Phase 2
- The City of Castle Hills had a second master drainage study which was completed in May 2016 (Phase II – Watersheds I, IV and V) to identify a conclusion and recommendation to address drainage projects within other watersheds in portions of Castle Hills. The purpose of this study was to determine the cause of flooding within primary waterways with watershed I, IV and V (Fox Hall, Lemonwood, Travertine and Atwater). Similar to the first master drainage plan, phase II outlines proposed improvements with a scope of work and probable cost. In Phase II, it indicates four projects with a cost of $9 Million.