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SAMES was contracted by McAllen Public Utility (MPU) to provide engineering design, consulting and surveying services for a utility relocation project funded by TxDOT.


Surveying scope of work included:


  1. Topographic surveying of natural ground, existing utilities, existing infrastructure, manholes, roadway, curbs, storm sewer system, property corners/ boundaries, monuments and right of way;

  2. Waterline subsurface locate by pot hole;

  3. Field locate of sanitary sewer services; 


Engineering design services included water and sanitary sewer relocation design to accommodate the new roadwork design; established project controls based on TxDOT project benchmarks; Coordinated with TxDOT to avoid potential utility relocation conflicts; prepared approved construction plans and project specific specifications all in accordance with TxDOT standards and MPU requirements; Prepared project estimate and review submittals for TxDOT and MPU to review and approve; and, assisted McAllen Public Utility w/ support documentation required for the Advance Funding Agreement (AFA) and Standard Utility Agreement (SUA).

Project responsibilities and capabilities:
  • Planning and Scheduling

  • Topographic Surveying

  • Subsurface Locate of Existing Utilities

  • Utility Coordination

  • Project Management

  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications

  • Budge Analysis

  • AFA and SUA Preparation Assistance

  • Quality Control

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