Construction on Rankin Road expansion to tentatively set for spring 2019
The City of Humble’s Public Works Department is designing the widening of Rankin Road. Construction could begin next year on the nearly $3 million project.
City council members approved a motion Sept. 20 that allows ARKK Engineers, LLC to help design the project and be the project manager for an amount that will not to exceed $390,600.
This firm will provide engineering design and construction phase services for the widening and asphalt recycling of Rankin Road between the railroad tracks and South Houston Avenue, city documents state.
The total project length is approximately 4,650 linear feet.
Aside from widening Rankin Road from 20 to 25 linear feet with new base material, there will also be the implementation of a new pedestrian bridge across Garners Bayou on the south side of the existing roadway bridge.
Improvements to the existing drainage and water line will be addressed as well.
Construction costs for the roadway expansion, drainage, water line and pedestrian bridge could reach $2.85 million. This does not include any right-of-way or easement acquisition costs.
A survey, which will cover 4,700 linear feet of the project area will be conducted to locate right-of-way iron rods and property concerns at periodic locations.
Public Works Director Barry Brock said the project is currently in the design phase.
Once the design is approved a bid will be awarded. Brock said a bid wont be awarded until early 2019.
Construction is expected to begin by spring 2019 and construction should take from six to nine months.