Only a few minor details have delayed the final sign-off on the reconstruction of Long Point road, but the work is substantially complete, said Chris Edwards, an engineer with Cobb Fendley
One segment of the project that had not been completed as of the first week of July was the construction of wheelchair ramps at the Long Point and Bingle intersection, he said. A temporary traffic signal pole was still standing in the path of that part of the project. Whenever the detoured traffic is switched, that pole can be removed and the ramps installed, Edwards said.
Significant rainfall that caused city-wide flooding in late May followed by Tropical Storm Bill in early June were key factors contributing to some construction delays, Edwards added.
“It’s moving along. Everything is just about done. We’ve got a punch list and the contractor (Conrad Construction) is taking care of those items,” Edwards said. The punch list includes site clean-up, replacing sod, and repairs to a couple of residential driveways.
A substantial walk-through of the project was conducted in June, but inspectors from the City of Houston are expected to come back for a final review when everything is completed.