Current Projects

The City of Seabrook strives to build a city that is cohesive and strategically designed to provide the best quality of life to Seabrook residents and visitors. Plans and projects work together to provide roadmaps for city staff in developing a city that works for its people.


CITY PLANS

City plans vary by department, for example, some are geographically specific, while others include the whole city, and then there are those that are focused on a specific component of city development. Click the links below to learn more about each plan!

CURRENT PROJECTS

Listed below are current city projects many that may affect transit within the city. For more information about city projects please email the City of Seabrook. Project listed below were updated on January 5, 2020. 

Pine Gully Wastewater Treatment Plan Retrofit

This project is the complete infrastructure retrofit of the City's Waste Water System to include the relocation of the treatment plant from Main Street to a site located adjacent to the new Public Works facility. This project contains both phases (phase 1 - design; phase 2 - construction) of the waste water system retrofit. The City's existing WWTP suffered significant damage during Hurricane Ike due to its location to Galveston Bay.

 

  • Phase I Design – Complete
  • Phase II Construction – Pending Approval for Construction Grant with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Friendship Elevated Water Tower Project (W11)

To ensure the public water supply storage tanks are in safe and productive working order and in compliance with the TCEQ & EPA environmental rules and regulations. The project will include replacing protective coating systems and performing minor structural repairs.

Project began in November 2020, with an estimated 90 day project.   Painting was recently completed and inspection discovered some issues and contractor will have to resolve before this project can be closed out.

Seabrook SMART Water Meter Project

AMI water meter conversion program will upgrade manual read water meters to AMI type installations. Project will also include the implementation of behavior-based software – such as WaterSmart, DropCountr, or other providers – using the data provided by the AMI system. This software will help customers identify leaks on the customer side of the meter, and will also promote municipal conservation measures appropriate to their homes or facilities. This project includes replacing all of the City's water meters.

Council approved a study under the Performance Contracting method with a vendor and is in progress to receive a full report by the Q1 2021, at which time Council will determine proceeding with certain products and installation.

SH 146 City Utility Relocates (CIP W7 and WW8)

The purpose of this project is to relocate the existing water and sewer line facilities with the existing TxDOT SH146 ROW to a location outside of the new proposed highway improvements.

Connections and water service energized along corridor with bacteriological sample testing have been completed.  City crew has performed a number of cost saving installations along the corridor and will be installing water valve along Main Street to isolate shut offs when Main Street is tied in. 

Seascape and Baybrook Subdivision HCFCD Bond E-07   (D11 and D12) $2,238,000 (Total Project Cost)  

2018 HCFCD Bond project to modify the Red Bluff Road drainage crossing to F220-02-00 tributary, perform detail study of the storm sewer system in Seascape Subdivision Sec.2 and make improvements based on the study.

As part of the Certificates of Obligation recently issued for 2020, Seascape and Baybrook Subdivision drainage improvement projects were approved as a 50%/50% partnership.  Engineering with the County has completed environmental assessments and staff has met on design options.   Further announcements for timeline will be released soon. 

Red Bluff Road Expansion  TxDOT and Harris County Project 

The project will construct two eastbound traffic lanes and convert the existing roadway to a one-way westbound operation. The project will improve the roadway on the existing bridge over Taylor Lake to include the addition of a new bridge parallel to the existing bridge. This existing bridge, located north of the new bridge, will be re-striped to two lanes of westbound traffic. The new bridge will include two lanes of eastbound traffic and a 10-foot-wide pedestrian walkway.


  • Phase I : Completed
  • Phase II: In Progress

Estimated time of completion for bridge is March of 2021.  Project manager is looking to submit revised traffic control plans to utilize new pavement and continue paving on the east section near SH 146.  Removal of rail and remaining traffic control devices is anticipated soon and the traffic shift would allow paving to continue at this intersection.

El Mar Ditch HCFCD Bond E-07  (D2) $3,905,527 (Total Project Cost)   

This ditch is in the center of El Mar Lane and is too shallow to provide proper drainage to the subdivision area or the commercial area along SH146 that is connected to it. The City has attempted to improve the drainage within the Miramar Subdivision several times, but the depth of this channel has precluded reaching a satisfactory outcome that stretches from Meyer to Hester Gully to the bay. The intent would be to provide a 100-year storm capacity for the SH146 & Miramar area.

Project is in environmental phase and public comment is under review. Harris County will be planning and announcing a public meeting for formal comment once alternative(s) to the cement slope can be investigated.

City staff has met with Harris County to go over preliminary findings of the previous comments for the improvements to sections of the project and have taken additional comments to return for a final design to report.  Once final designs are determined, Harris County will organize a public meeting to present the design.     

Rail Spur Project (Port of Houston and FUSED Industries)  

Construction of approximately 6500 track feet of rail at the Bayport Terminal. This rail will cross State Highway (SH) 146 and connect the existing rail from Strang Rail line to within 900 feet of the Container Freight Station (CFS) Road in the Bayport Intermodal Facility.  This project will also include clearing, grubbing, drainage, rail crossings, signalization and perhaps a sound wall, if required.