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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street. Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Street will include the replacement of the asphalt road surface with concrete and the complete overhaul of underground drainage and utilities.
Since the street project is funded with federal grant dollars, it requires the installation of accessible sidewalks and ramps. These will be constructed in the City’s right-of-way, which means some trees and landscape adjacent to the curb will be affected. The contractors for each project will be reaching out to residents and business owners who have landscaping in the right-of-way. This will give them an opportunity to relocate affected vegetation. As the project progresses, various sections of existing driveways and sidewalks will be removed and replaced.
The City of Galveston received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery funds to pay for the reconstruction of Market Street. City Council awarded the contract to Main Lane Construction at the June 22nd City Council meeting. The Market Street project is expected to take 240 calendar days to complete with an expected completion date of March 30, 2018.
For tips on pruning or relocating landscape plants and trees, contact the Galveston County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at (281) 534-3413.
For additional information pertaining to the project, please contact the Project Coordinator, Trina Jankowski, at (409) 797-3966 or by email at email@example.com.