Re-Pavement of Research Forest Drive to Begin This Week

By: San Jacinto River Authority SJRA
| Published 10/07/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX - Repairs the damaged water main under Research Forest Drive has been steadily progressing, according to the SJRA and Precinct 3.

San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), its contractors, and Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s Office (Precinct 3) continue to inspect and repair the area. We realize this is a slow process and an immense inconvenience for everyone who drives in the area.

Process:
Uncover affected area after Tropical Storm Imelda (COMPLETED);
Dewater the area (COMPLETED);
Remove bank sand from around the pipe (COMPLETED);
Install a new section of pipe (COMPLETED);
Hydrotest the new pipe (COMPLETED);
Backfill the affected area (COMPLETED);
Remove remaining pavement (in process);
Re-pave the affected area; and (to begin October 8th)
Coordination with Precinct 3 to reopen the eastbound side (Occurs after inspection by Precinct 3).

Precinct 3 operates and maintains the roads in The Woodlands. SJRA is working closely with Precinct 3 to repair the affected area. Concrete can take approximately 6-7 days of dry weather to cure before being opened safely to traffic. Drivers will see traffic control and reduced activity during this time.

Repairing a water line and a major thoroughfare is a large-scale project that requires a detailed process to ensure the work is done PROPERLY and SAFELY. Thank you Precinct 3 engineers for your assistance and cooperation. Many thanks to Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson and Montgomery County Constable Ryan Gable for traffic control.

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