William J. Bryan Parkway construction updates
Road construction related to the William J. Bryan Parkway Improvements Project is in full swing. Here are the latest updates on when the WJB project is expected to be completed.
- Engineering Construction Plan Review Application Status Updates
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Bryan by guiding the growth and managing the design of the city’s infrastructure. We strive to create an environment that encourages development and protects community interests. Below is a brief summary of the primary functions of Engineering Services:
- Development Review: Review development plans to ensure that water, wastewater, street and drainage improvements meet Bryan development standards. Oversized Participation Request Application
- Capital Improvements: Design and manage capital improvement projects such as water and wastewater repair and rehabilitation, pavement reconstruction and drainage improvements.
- Construction Inspection: Inspect the construction of public infrastructure to ensure it meets all necessary specifications.
- Floodplain Administration: Oversee and regulate development within Bryan’s floodplains and floodwaters.
- Infrastructure Master Plans: Assist in developing infrastructure master plans for Bryan. The purpose of these master plans is to ensure that Bryan’s infrastructure is built to meet anticipated City growth and development and to reveal needed improvements for existing infrastructure.
- Plan Retention: Creation, maintenance and archiving of plans and maps of public infrastructure.
- Phone: (979) 209-5030
- Fax: (979) 209-5035
Hours / Directions
Bryan Municipal Office Building
300 S. Texas Avenue (First floor)
Bryan, TX 77803
- Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- W. Paul Kaspar, P.E., City Engineer | Engineering Department Manager
- Sam Vernon, P.E., Assistant City Engineer | CADD/GIS Manager | Engineer Manager
- Kelly Sullivan, P.E., Assistant City Engineer | Inspectors Manager
- Brianna Groves, P.E., Professional Civil Engineer
- Zachary Kennard, P.E., Traffic Operations Engineer
- Eric Blackburn, Graduate Civil Engineer
- Sarah Green, Graduate Civil Engineer
- James Hayes, Graduate Civil Engineer
- Delores Soto, Engineering Administrative Supervisor
- Katelyn Lilly, Administrative Assistant | Contractor Registration | ROW Permitting
- Jennifer Sanford, Administrative Assistant
- Kurk Fowler, Engineering Inspector
- Paul Kocman, Engineering Inspector
- P. Alan Mitchell, Engineering Inspector
- Michael Oliver, Engineering Inspector
- Max Dimas, Engineering Inspector
- Colton Ray, GIS Project Coordinator
BCS Unified Design Guidelines, Specifications and Standard Construction Details
This information is provided as a technical resource for engineering and architectural professionals for use in design and construction activities in the rights-of-way or easements. Design professionals assume responsibility for selection, reference, and appropriate application of these resources. These standard details can only be modified, when approved in advance, by the City Engineer, or an authorized representative. Persons making use of the information contained in these files shall be solely responsible for their use. These files are not intended as a substitute for the professional judgment of a design professional.
Easements and Rights-of-Way
An easement is an instrument that gives the City access through a property owner’s land to any infrastructure that the City is responsible for maintaining. Certain easements are also used by phone, cable and electricity companies.
Citizens may contact the City of Bryan to inquire about any easements crossing their property or easements on property they may be interested in purchasing. Engineering Services can assist in identifying the following easements within the Bryan city limits: water line easements, sewer line easements, street right-of-way easements, drainage easements and public utilities easements. For assistance with electrical easements, citizens should contact Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) at (979) 821-5700.
Citizens may also contact Engineering Services to find out how wide the right-of-way is for any City street. Engineering Services can inform property owners of the approximate distance from the curb line of the street to the right-of-way line so they can measure and have an idea how far the street’s right-of-way may extend back from the curb.
Land Clearing and Construction
Why are land clearing and construction activities important?
Dirt, materials and trash from construction and/or land clearing activities can be washed into the city’s drainage system. Remember, the drainage system is not a treatment system. These pollutants flow directly to local waterways where they can have a negative impact on water quality.
So, what’s the solution?
The solution is to keep dirt and trash on your site by having an adequate plan and simple devices in place to contain runoff.
The City of Bryan prohibits the discharge of pollutants to the City’s storm drain system. In order to comply with the Stormwater Management Ordinance, if your site meets certain criteria, you may need to apply for a Grading Permit and possibly a (TPDES) Construction General Permit.
The Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Construction General Permit went into effect on March 5, 2018. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the permitting authority. The permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with both large (greater than 5 acres) and small (greater than 1 acre but less than 5 acres) construction sites. The TPDES Construction General Permit as well as other necessary documents are provided below. Links to valuable information from TCEQ, EPA and other sources are also provided.
- General Permit for Construction Activities
- Notice of Intent (NOI)
- Notice of Termination (NOT)
- Large Site Notice
- Small Site Notice
Contractor Registration Program
The objective of the registration program is to substantiate that contractors have the experience, equipment, knowledge, insurance, bonding capacity and stability to safely and efficiently construct the public infrastructure that will service the citizens of Bryan and operate safely in public rights of way.
This Registration applies to Contractors hired by:
- the City to construct public infrastructure;
- private developers to construct infrastructure to be dedicated to the public;
- land owners or private utilities to work in Public Rights of Way or Public Easements.
How can I register?
The first step to becoming a Registered Contractor under this program, is to select the Registration Class that most closely relates to the work you intend to perform. Please reference the table below for a brief summary of the 4 Registration Classes.
Once you have selected the Registration Class that most closely describes the work you intend to perform, select the corresponding application below: