City Corner column: Red River Street to Riverside Park slated for re-paving

By Jennifer Sourdellia
July 22, 2012 at 2:22 a.m.

The stretch of road between Red River and Vine streets to Riverside Park is in bad condition. Are there any plans to repave it?

Yes. Engineering specifications for that section of Red River Street have been completed and a timeline created to repave the street. Bids for the rebuild of Red River Street from Vine Street to Memorial Drive in Riverside Park will be open on Aug. 1 and awarded at the Aug. 21 city council meeting. The two-lane asphalt street will include a bike lane and sidewalk. Construction will begin this November and should be complete in about seven months, sometime in June 2013.

How is construction progressing on the greens at the Riverside Golf Course?

The grass is a little greener for golfers who enjoy playing at the city's municipal golf course at Riverside Park. Construction to replace the greens on nine of the 18 holes at Riverside Golf Course is complete and the new grass is growing in. The updated greens should be open in time for the golf course's biggest event of the year, the Labor Day Tournament. Riverside Golf Course is one of the best municipal courses in Texas, usually ranking in the top 10 year after year. To learn more about Riverside Golf Course, visit or call 361-573-4521.

With all of the recent rainfall we received, is the city of Victoria still under voluntary drought restrictions?

Yes. Although Victoria has received an abundance of rain lately, the city still remains under a stage 1 drought contingency restriction due to the drought conditions we have experienced this summer.

The city will remain in stage 1 of its drought contingency plan until the flow in the Guadalupe River rises to a normal level for 14 consecutive days or until the river level falls to its minimum level for this time of the year, at which time the city would enter stage 2 of its drought contingency plan.

Under stage 1 of the plan, citizens are asked to voluntarily reduce the use of water for non-essential purposes and to practice water conservation measures to reduce the amount of water they are consuming. Under its 1998 surface water permit, the city must limit its pumping to no more than 10 percent of the river flow when the level of the river is below normal. For water conservation tips, please visit

Do you have a question about the city of Victoria? Please submit your questions and comments about any city department to Jennifer Sourdellia in the Communications/Public Information Office by emailing or mail to P.O. Box 1758, Victoria, TX 77902.



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