Nov 18th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay water treatment plant 340x240 Pflugerville to begin $146M expansion of water treatment plant

The Pflugerville City Council approved a $146 million contract to expand the city’s surface water treatment plant with construction set to begin in 2023 and an estimated completion in 2026. The plant upgrade will increase water capacity and address damage caused by invasive hydrilla and zebra mussel infestations in Lake Pflugerville. The expanded water capacity […]

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Nov 11th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Unsplash boat at port 340x240 Texas receives portion of $700M port development grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration has chosen 41 port projects to share a record $703 million in the latest round of its Port Infrastructure Development grants program. The funds are spread among 22 states and American Samoa. More than 60 percent of the grants announced will go to ports in historically disadvantaged […]

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Oct 7th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Transportation by Texas Government Insider
austinbridge 340x240 Austin Corridor Program Office provides project updates for Corridor Construction Program

The city of Austin Corridor Program Office (CPO) provided an update and memo to Austin City Council October 4 on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 status of the 2016 Bond-funded Corridor Construction Program (CCP) designed to enhance safety, connectivity and mobility on nine key Austin corridors. Key updates in the memo include: Thirteen large corridor […]

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Oct 5th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider by Texas Government Insider
Unsplash storm water 340x240 H GAC approves distribution of $488M for storm resiliency

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) approved its final method of distribution during an August 16 board of directors meeting for $488 million in federal funding for storm resiliency improvement projects across the 13 counties it serves. H-GAC also approved a plan that sends over $10.7 million in reallocated funds to the city of Houston. The […]

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Jul 10th 2020 | Posted in Texas Government Insider by Texas Government Insider
I 35 Northeast expansion map 340x240 TxDOT to kick off $12.5B Northeast Expansion of I 35 in summer 2021
Interstate 35 Northeast Expansion map

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) told Cibolo councilmembers that the department plans to sign a construction contract in summer 2021 for the initial phase of the $12.5 billion Interstate 35 Northeast Expansion (NEX) project in Bexar and Guadalupe counties. The I-35 Northeast Expansion project involves the construction of two non-toll 15-mile long bridges (elevated […]

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Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in Texas Government Insider by Texas Government Insider
GLO river basins map 340x240 Land office RFQ solicits engineering firms for $75M river basin flood study

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is seeking a firm to develop a $75 million river basin flood planning study. Study objectives are to evaluate mitigation and abatement strategies to reduce disaster impacts and increase community resiliency based on Texas’ major river basins. The studies will consider the impact on flood control of structural and […]

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Jul 7th 2017 | Posted in Texas Government Insider by Kristin Gordon
office 340x240 Cities and counties prepare budgets, plans for fiscal year

Cities and counties have the task of preparing and adopting a budget within their fiscal year time frame. Sometimes even a two-year budget cycle may be employed. Although not part of an annual or biennial budget, it is a good idea to develop a five-year plan for long-term capital purchases and projects. A budget is a useful tool that shows how much money […]

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