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Winnwood Pond Dredging Project

August 16, 2016 UPDATE

The Winnwood Dredging Project has begun!  The contractor, along with our wildlife relocation group and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff, has been on site over the last week to begin the wildlife relocation efforts.  When completed, the contractor will begin dredging in pond one, which is the one located directly behind the Town of Addison Finance building off of Lake Forrest Drive.  They will be moving east when work on pond one is finished.  The water in all three ponds has been lowered and/or removed to facilitate the drying of the silt.  The project is currently on schedule to be completed by the end of February.

 

JUNE 29, 2016 UPDATE

The Winnwood Ponds are naturally occurring waterways located in the eastern section of Addison.  Since they were last dredged in 2000, a considerable amount of silt and sediment has built up in the ponds and now must be removed to restore the storage capacity. This $1.16 million dredging/desilting project recently approved by Council will not only improve the overall health and ecosystem of the pond, but also enhance the aesthetics.   

The project was originally considered by Council in 2015, but was rejected because only one bidder responded to the Town’s request for bids.  Because of this critical timing window, when only a single bid was received and then rejected, the project was placed on hold until this year.

The Town reposted the project in May and this time received multiple bidders.  The ­lowest responsible bidder, Shirley & Sons Construction Co., was selected by Council at the June 28 Council Meeting.  Their bid of $1,161,245 will be funded through Addison’s Storm Water Capital Projects fund and they expect the project to take seven months to complete.  Work will begin in early August.


Update December 13, 2016

The City Council approved the final payment for this project at their December 13 Meeting.