Posted on: February 13, 2017

City to Conduct Soil Sampling for Neighborhood Project


Residents may notice contractors taking sampling in the Cedars mixed-income housing development area in late February.

Galveston, TX (February 13th, 2017) - A contractor for the City of Galveston will soon begin taking soil samples in the neighborhood surrounding the Cedars mixed-income housing development in late February. 

The sampling, expected to last several days, is required before the city can begin sidewalk, streetlight, and other improvements in the neighborhood. The project is funded by a Texas General Land Office disaster recovery grant.

A two-man crew from Tolunay-Wong Engineers will use hand tools to extract soil samples from City rights of way between Sealy and Postoffice, from 27th to 31st Streets. No public access or traffic issues are expected.

The soil samples will determine whether the contractor constructing the neighborhood improvements will need to adopt additional guidelines, beside standard industry practices, to protect workers from potential contaminants in the soil.

The sampling requirement is routine for disaster recovery projects funded through the General Land Office. Construction of the neighborhood improvements is expected to begin in April.


For more information about the soil sampling or the sidewalk/streetlight work, contact John Simsen at (409) 797-3673, or

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