The City of College Station on Thursday informed Houston-based Hassell Construction Company that it will be terminating its contract on the Francis Drive Rehabilitation Project due to a lack of substantial progress.
Phase-1 of the project — street, water line, and wastewater line rehabilitation from Glenhaven Drive to Munson Drive — began in February 2018 and was expected to take approximately 18 months to complete. To date, Phase-1 is behind schedule to an unacceptable degree, causing prolonged inconvenience to those who live and travel in the area.
“An emergency contract will be executed as soon as possible that allows work from Glenhaven Drive to Shady Drive to be completed so the lives of those residents can finally return to normal,” College Station City Manager Bryan Woods said.
City crews have already been on-site to ensure affected driveways and other areas under construction are safe until a new contractor resumes work. Woods says city staff will organize and host a neighborhood meeting in the coming weeks to outline next steps for the Francis Drive Rehabilitation Project and to answer residents' questions.