TxDOT Replaces Harvey Damaged Span Over San Jacinto River

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the IH 69 San Jacinto bridge emergency repairs project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters shifted the depth and alignment of the San Jacinto River, causing scouring and stability problems around the bridge’s foundations.

As a result, the southbound bridge can no longer carry extremely heavy loads. Contractor Webber LLC began work in February on the $7.5 million emergency repair expected to be complete in late summer or early fall. The job is the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) largest post-Harvey reconstruction project.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas

Long Road to Completion on US 290 Reconstruction

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the US 290 reconstruction project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290, which spans 38 miles and includes a 10-mile extension of the HOV lane. The massive undertaking that began in 2011 has required 375 right-of-way acquisitions and more than 600 utility relocations. The project also has seen multiple setbacks, from securing funding to sequencing construction routes to keep traffic flowing.

A major investment study into the US 290/Hempstead program began back in 1999, when the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT) sought mobility improvements due to explosive growth on the northwest side of Houston, says Frank Leong, West Harris County area engineer at TxDOT.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.

Webber Awarded $108M IH-10 Expansion in Bexar County

Houston, June 5, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project to widen the IH-10 corridor in San Antonio. The project was bid at $108 million and is scheduled to be completed within 26 months.

The contract includes widening and reconstruction of the IH-10 main lanes between IH-410 and Loop 1604. The expressways will be expanded to six travel lanes from the current four and four new bridges will be built, in addition to expanding one existing bridge. In total, the project will include installation of over 430,000 SY of 13” deep continuously reinforced concrete pavement. The project is scheduled to begin October 2018.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“We are seeing an increased volume of heavy highway civil opportunities in San Antonio and Austin,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Webber understands the importance of limiting delays and safety hazards to the traveling public while getting the work done on time or ahead of schedule. We have been successful in achieving these goals by utilizing our Engineering Services Department to help improve traffic control schemes that optimize traffic flow. Over the past year we have doubled the size of our Central Texas office to support the US 281, US 1604 and I-10 projects in San Antonio and the Mopar/SL 1 project in Austin.”

Proposed stretch of IH 10 in Bexar County that will be expanded.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Awarded $201M SH 146 Expansion in Harris County

Houston, June 4, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen SH 146 in southeast Houston. This highly anticipated local project was bid at $201.8 million and is scheduled to be completed within five years.

SH 146 is currently a multilane, paved highway with a center, grassy median along the project route. The contract includes widening the highway to six lanes with an additional four express lanes from Red Bluff road to north of SH 96, approximating at 4.36 miles. To further alleviate traffic, a 12,628-foot long bridge will also be built across Galveston Bay. Being one of Houston’s designated hurricane evacuation corridor, this project has been long-anticipated by local officials and the community. The project is scheduled to begin January 1, 2019.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“We know that this widening project has been long-awaited by the Seabrook community,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Our project team will make traffic control and value engineering a priority to maximize traffic flow while minimizing economic impact on local businesses and the traveling public.”

Rendering of proposed expansion project.
Rendering of proposed expansion project.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

PLW Waterworks awarded Baytown Area Water Authority MGD Surface Treatment Plant Project

Houston, June 1, 2018 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected by the Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA) to construct a new 6 MGD Surface Treatment Plant for the community. The completed project will cost about $46 million and will be led by Area Manager David Brown.

The BAWA project work consists of a raw water intake, screens and a forebay. Crews will also construct a low lift pump station, which moves high volumes of water at relatively low discharge pressures. Additional production includes a rapid mix basin, pulsed bed clarifier and a disinfection basin. The project will take about 36 months to complete.

“The Baytown Area Water Authority project will help the City of Baytown meet new surface water usage rules by treating up to six million gallons of surface water from the CIWA canal to clean, potable water for residents,” said Atul Raj, president of PLW Waterworks. “With the growing need for local municipalities to look at more diverse water sources and solutions to offset dwindling ground water sources, PLW Waterworks has expertise in water reclamation, treatment and desalination to help prepare for increasing water demands.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.

About PLW Waterworks, LLC

PLW Waterworks is an innovative waterworks infrastructure construction management and general contractor serving municipalities, water districts and water authorities across Texas since 1993. PLW Waterworks specializes in water purification, treatment, reuse and desalination systems using design-bid-build as well as alternative delivery methods to help bring fresh water to millions of Americans every day. Headquartered in Houston, PLW Waterworks is part of the Webber group of companies.

For more information on PLW Waterworks, please visit www.plwUS.com.

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Construction on Grand Parkway’s next two segments begins this fall

This is an excerpt taken from a Houston Chronicle article. Click here to read the article about the Grand Parkway project in its entirety on the Houston Chronicle site.

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction this fall on the next two segments of the Grand Parkway, which is expected to be the largest highway loop in the United States by 2022.

TxDOT awarded a $585 million construction contract for segments H, I-1 and I-2 to Grand Parkway Infrastructure — a partnership with Ferrovial Agroman Construction, along with Webber LLC and Granite Construction Inc.

Segments H and I will span from New Caney to Baytown while passing near the Crosby and Huffman areas.



Construction on Grand Parkway’s next two segments begins this fall
GPI survey team testing soil at various depths.

Texas 146 widening set for summer start in Seabrook, Kemah

This is an excerpt taken from a Houston Chronicle article. Click here to read the article about the SH 146 project in its entirety on the Houston Chronicle site.

Webber, one of the region’s largest road builders, was the apparent low bidder when the Texas Department of Transportation opened proposals for the project in Austin Wednesday. The company bid $201.8 million for the roughly four-mile-long project, which includes the bridges needed along low-lying areas and to carry Texas 146 traffic atop local streets.

Work will start as early as summer on a long-planned widening of Texas 146 at the mouth of Clear Lake, a project that has been eagerly-awaited and feared in Seabrook.



Rendering of the proposed updated Texas 146.

Traffic will get better soon if you travel the San Jacinto River Bridge

This is an excerpt taken from an ABC13 article. Click here to read the article about the IH 69 San Jacinto bridge emergency repairs project in its entirety on the ABC13 site.

Nearly 170,000 cars and trucks cross San Jacinto River on US-59 every day, so shutting down the southbound bridge after Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage has made a major impact on the Kingwood, Porter, and New Caney areas, where both directions of traffic are sharing the northbound bridge.

Right now, crews are about halfway through the repair, which includes rebuilding the foundation of the southbound bridge.



The IH69 bridge repair includes rebuilding the foundation of the southbound bridge.
Right now, crews are about halfway through the repair.

Webber Commercial Awarded $9.5M Bond for Educational Facilities, Renovations in Liberty, TX

Houston, May 11, 2018 – The Liberty Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, to manage $9.5 million of construction work that will begin in May 2018 and include multiple projects across the district.

During the next 14 months, Webber Commercial will construct a new transportation center, STEM learning center and conduct multiple school renovations. The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash. The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“With the Liberty ISD bond, the district will bring new services to students and teachers while improving existing educational facilities,” said Todd Granato, president of Webber Commercial. “Our relationship with Liberty ISD and Stantec Architects has allowed us to help the district maximize their budget throughout the planning and design process.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

For more information on Webber Commerical, please visit www.wwebber.com/commerical.

The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.
The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Commercial’s 11 Year Partnership with College Station Independent School District

Houston, April 26, 2018 – “Integrity, trust and teamwork” are the three words Joe Street, Project Executive for Webber Commercial, uses to describe the relationship Webber has with the College Station Independent School District (CSISD). For the past 11 years, Webber Commercial has strived to build a strong working relationship within the small, education-focused town.

The school district is growing quickly, and thanks to the hard work of our team members, Webber Commercial has become the go-to construction general contractor for CSISD. Webber Commercial has managed to win projects on four bonds within the last 10 years, and since being selected for the first bond, the Commercial Division has built or renovated nearly every school and office within the district. This work includes everything from conversion of an existing warehouse into office space and construction of a technology-focused learning facility to building five new campuses for CSISD.

“I can’t hardly drive around town without seeing a project we’ve built or renovated,” said Street. “We’ve built a solid relationship with CSISD by taking care of all their constructions needs, no matter how big or small.”

The relationship is not just credited to the quality of our work– the College Station team has dedicated their own time to be involved with the local community by participating in local fundraisers and events.

“Trust and respect are key components to the success our team has had with CSISD,” said Todd Granato, President of Webber Commercial. “Just like any concrete structure relies on a strong foundation, relationships require the same treatment. It is our job to create and foster this foundation with trust and respect in hopes for a more prosperous future.”

Relationship Milestones/Highlights

  • •   The first project for CSISD consisted of resurfacing the running track for the College Station Middle School in 2007
  • •   Built College Station’s first Transportation Facility
  • •   Renovated the CSISD business offices
  • •   As of 2018, Webber Commercial:
  • •   Built 4 of 10 CSISD elementary schools and renovated portions of four
  • •   Built 1 of 3 CSISD middle schools and renovated portions of the two existing middle schools
  • •   Built 1 of 3 intermediate school and renovated portions of other 2
  • •   Built their largest high school
  • •   Renovated existing high school with a new agricultural department, CATE department and athletic facilities
LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlie Morris, Garth Hammett, Adam Fields, Joe Street, Jimmy Rodgers, Sandy Cramer and Omer Genal.
Celebrating over 10 years as a working partner with College Station ISD, Webber Commercial has completed construction on Creekview Elementary, College Hills Elementary and Greens Prairie Elementary (shown top left). We have also recently completed Pecan Trail Intermediate School (shown top right) and are currently under construction on Wellborn Middle School (shown bottom) and Riverbend Elementary School which will be open in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.