When will the lawn restoration be finished on Sally Lane? We have a huge amount in our front yard that needs to be restored, including many spots that were just filled with sand. We are concerned that if the seed is put down too late in the year it will not have time to get established. Also, in a previous post that I read I thought that everything was supposed to be completed before the last layer of asphalt was put on, is that not the case? thanks.
Thank you for your question. I will be putting together a punchlist early next week for the turf restoration contractor indicating areas that need to be touched up or reworked. Areas that are filled with sand indicate where CenterPoint Energy dug for gas line work. This is not related to the road reconstruction activities and restoration of these areas will be handled by CenterPoint Energy's restoration department. We have informed them to proceed with restoring these areas. Typically all activities that require heavy equipment are wrapped up prior to paving the final layer of asphalt. With the black dirt placed in areas needing backfill the contractor made the decision to go ahead with paving. CenterPoint has been advised to protect the new asphalt during their restoration work.
When is work scheduled to be completed on Paiute Pass and Sally Lane? It appears there has been nothing done in a few weeks, and the street is still uneven with the curbs.
Thank you for your question. The contractor will be paving the final layer of asphalt later this summer. This is done to allow equipment to make turns and haul loads that would otherwise damage the final layer of asphalt. After all topsoil and construction activities are completed the crew will begin doing this work.
What are your plans to make the curbs in the neighborhood look consistent? Right now some of the new curbs are BRIGHT white, while other new curbs blend in nicely. The street looks very spotty and unprofessional. Will there be a skim coat or something put on the white portion of the curbs so the street blends in well? Some of the new curbs/driveways are a nice gray.
Thank you for your question. Concrete curb and driveway aprons are replaced at locations where drainage issues or damaged concrete are present. The color difference between the in place and new concrete is related to the curing compound which is essential to prevent moisture loss from the concrete. The curing compound will eventually dissipate from the surface. The contrast will look less dramatic after the winter, as the dissipation is sped up by exposure to sunlight, traffic, and weathering conditions. An example of the dissipation is on Valley View Road between Mark Terrace Drive and Gleason Road.
We received a new notice regarding sewer pipe lining. We were told to dump a gallon of water in the drains. Do we need to do this EVERY day?
Thanks very much!
Thank you for your question. You only need to dump a gallon of water down seldom used drains once during the project. This will ensure that there is a the trap is filled with water.
What do the pink spray painted sticks indicate? Thank you.
Thank you for your question. The pink wooden X's are put in place to mark control points. These are known locations and elevations used to calibrate survey equipment. The contractor uses these to set up their equipment so they can record locations of the new buried utilities.
Where are fire hydrants to be placed on Paiute Drive?
Thank you for your question. On Paiute Drive hydrants will be installed at the southern corner of 6921, between 6905 and 6909, and between 6809 and 6813.