College Station hopes Patricia Street project will bring new developement to Northgate

POSTED: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- In a few weeks a section of the Northgate District will be undergoing some upgrades.

And while the renovations might not be noticeable, the city of College Station hopes the benefits will be.

Starting in August, parts of the Northgate District will be under construction as the city replaces old water-lines.

Assistant city engineer, Danielle Char bonnet said, "The project involves replacing a two-inch line with an eight-inch line. There's a section that's south of Church Street along First Street that will be upsized and also on Patricia Street, west of Boyett."

Larger by six inches, the water-lines will not only supply more water but will be crucial when there's an emergency.

"In the event of a fire they need to have, they need to be able to have a certain flow that will allow the fire department to get in there and address any issues that come up," said Char bonnet.

With a sufficient water supply, the Northgate District will be able to expand its businesses in the future.

Char bonnet said, "As new development comes in, you know as the area re-develops, we'll be able to support new businesses that require higher occupancies in the area."

During construction two-way traffic will be restricted. The $150,000 project is expected to take no more than eight weeks to complete.


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