The new parking lot, which will make downtown Navasota more accessible, has finally awarded a construction contract. At last night’s Navasota City Council meeting, the paving contract for the project, which will add 32 new parking spots on Railroad Street, was on the table.
City Manager Brad Stafford says this project is not only big for parking, but the ability to drain water from flood prone areas as well.
“The biggest part of this whole project is that it includes a 7×7 box culvert that runs underneath it, to transfer water from our downtown to Cedar Creek. It will actually connect to a much larger project, that was funded through disaster recovery funds, that goes all the way south to Manley Street,” Stafford said. “So, this will actually make a much better conduit to get water out of this downtown, some of the residential sections, to help alleviate some flooding in this area of the city.”
The lowest bid went to Brazos Paving Inc, in the amount of one million nine thousand forty one dollars and ninety cents ($1,009,041.90). The council unanimously approved the bid. The lot would be located next to Circle P Antiques, at Washington Avenue and Railroad Street.
No time table has been set for completion of the project.