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Bond Updates

Updates about the five propositions passed in the November 2014 election.

Feb 08

Proposition 3 and 4 Updates - Feb. 7, 2017

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 3:49 PM by David Marino

The following updates were given at the Feb. 7, 2017 City Council meeting. 

PROPOSITION 3


Old Goforth Road
  • The general scope of work for this project includes dedicated left and right turn lanes at Tom Green Elementary; intersection safety improvements at FM 2001; increased pedestrian connectivity between subdivisions and the school; and aesthetic enhancements.
  • Project design is 90% complete. Design coordination for recent construction within the Stonefield development is on-going. 

HCISD has donated the necessary ROW for right turn lane improvement. 
  • Negotiation for the donation of ROW at FM 2001 is on-going.
  • Utility relocation / coordination activities are on-going. Negotiation of Advanced Funding Agreement with Goforth SUD for joint bid of utility relocation and roadway construction is on-going.

San Antonio Street
  • The general scope of work for this project includes widening of existing pavement to enhance parking at Buda City Park; intersection safety improvements by separating San Antonio Street and Garison Road turning movements; and aesthetic enhancements.
  • Project design is 90% complete. Coordination with Design Workshop regarding the interface between the Garison Park and San Antonio Street projects is on-going.
  • Utility relocation / coordination activities are on-going.
  • Discussion with City staff regarding construction packaging of park and road project is on-going.

RM 967 @ Main Street

  • The general scope of work for this project includes widening of existing pavement for dedicated left turn lanes; extending the limits of the current right turn lane; maintaining existing diagonal parking; relocating traffic signal poles; and re-configuring sidewalks.
  • Project design is 90% complete.
  • Intersection aesthetic concepts to be presented to the Bond Advisory Committee and City Council.
  • Utility relocation / coordination activities are on-going.
  • Discussion with City staff regarding construction packaging of Main Street projects is on-going.

Main Street

The Main Street Improvement project included five separate segments of work to be considered for advancement into final design activities. These segments are:
  1. Cabela’s Drive to the Bradfield Park culverts;
  2. Bradfield Park culverts to Railroad Street;
  3. Railroad Street to Ash Street;
  4. Selected improvements to West Goforth Road; and
  5. Cabela’s Drive to West Goforth Road connector road.
After discussion and consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each segment, the City Council voted unanimously to move segments 1 and 2 into final design and begin preliminary design activities on segment 5.
The RPS Klotz supplement for final design for segments 1 and 2 was approved by Council on November 7, 2016.  Preparation of design documents are in progress.
The RPS Klotz supplement for preliminary design of segment 5 has been submitted to HDR and City staff for review. This Task Order will be brought to Council for consideration.

Goforth Road & Cabela’s Drive Connector

  • RPS Klotz is finalizing the new task order for design and associated surveying, geotechnical, environmental and right of way services associated with preparing a conceptual schematic for proposed improvements to Goforth Road and construction of a new connector between Goforth Road and Cabela’s Drive as an alternate means of access to IH 35 in order to provide some relief to traffic on Main Street.

PROPOSITION 4

Project Areas 1 (W. Goforth, Fire Station & Bluff St. Areas), 2 (Houston St. Area), and 3 (Oxbow Neighborhood Area)

  • Final design topographic surveying is complete for Areas 1, 2, and 3, except for proposed flood diversion channel that will cross the Centex Materials, the Onion Creek Senior Citizen Center, and two private properties near the Buda Fire Station along Jack C. Hays Trail.
  • A subsurface utility exploration permit application was submitted to UPRR. The design team is still waiting on approval.
  • Final modeling and design work for the surveyed areas are underway by Freese and Nichols.
  • 60% design and OPCC of all three project areas anticipated by end of March 2017.  An update will be presented to Bond Advisory Committee.
  • Targeting letting in Mid-Summer 2017 with construction by Fall 2017. 

Project Area 4 (Lifschutz Headwaters Area)
  • Internal administrative coordination ongoing for voluntary floodplain buyout.  
  • Ongoing communications with property owners regarding potential voluntary buyout.

FEMA HMGP Grant Application Status


  • Phase 1 grant has been approved by the state and is now under review by FEMA.
  • Phase 2 grant deadline has been extended to July 2017, providing additional time for the City to submit.

Feb 08

Proposition 1 and 2 Update - Feb. 7, 2017

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 3:02 PM by David Marino

Here are the latest updates for proposition 1 and 2. 

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Feb 07

John D. and Byrd Mims Garison Memorial Park Final Master Plan

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 8:48 AM by David Marino

Here is a look at the final master plan for the John D. and Byrd Mims Garison Memorial Park.

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