Hughes Road to receive makeover

HARLINGEN — Hughes Road is ready for a big makeover.

Tomorrow, city commissioners are expected to award a construction contract to transform the 2,455-foot caliche strip into a modern roadway.

City Engineer Javier Zamora has recommended commissioners award the bid to G&T Paving, which offered to construct Hughes Road from FM 800 to Tamm Lane for $153,019.

G&T Paving came in as the third lowest bidder among eight proposals.

RGV Asphalt, the low bidder, offered to do the job for $147,556, while Five Star Galaxy, the second-lowest bidder, proposed a $149,025 job.

In June, commissioners selected Hughes Road from a list of four potential projects.

Commissioners agreed to spend as much as $151,525 out of about $200,000 remaining from a city-funded street program to pave the 0.46-mile stretch along Hughes from FM 800 to Tamm Lane.

City Manager Dan Serna recommended commissioners select the caliche stretch over three other proposed projects because it requires frequent maintenance.

The project was selected from out of a list of proposed projects including a 0.98-mile stretch along Queen Sago from Beckham to Stuart Place Road estimated at $152,460; a 0.39-mile stretch along Drury Lane from Tamm Lane to Altas Palmas; and a 0.46-mile stretch along Beckham Road from Queen Sago to its end estimated at $141,701.