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Posted on September 17, 2019 at 5:40 PM by Micah Grau
Main Street Reconstruction from Bradfield to Railroad Street
Major changes are underway on the Main Street Reconstruction Project. The lane striping was modified this week to remove the center turn lane, narrowing Main Street to a two-lane road. This will allow the Contractor to have room to begin on adding the additional turn lanes at Sequoha and at Bradfield.
Additionally, temporary traffic lights were installed at Loop and Main Street. The lights will be activated on Wednesday, September 18th.
Main at RM 967 Intersection Improvements
The City of Buda Main Street/RM 967 Intersection Improvement project hit a milestone as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved the construction contract with Lone Star Site Works, LLC on August 28, 2019. The project encompasses approximately two-blocks in downtown Buda and will add pedestrian safety improvements, additional intersection capacity with added travel lanes, and aesthetic enhancements to amplify Buda’s small-town charm. While this project is part of the 2014 Buda Bond Proposition, the City was able to secure grant funding for a portion of the project through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). The project construction will be managed by TxDOT as an on-system road. The Main Street/RM 967 Intersection Improvement project is a separate project from the Main Street Reconstruction that is currently underway between Bradfield and Railroad Street.
City staff recently provided an update to the Buda Downtown Merchant’s Group on the status of the project. The project will be phased with the east portion reconstructed before the west portion. Pedestrian access and crossings will be maintained to all businesses along the project corridor. City staff is also working to identify and publish parking options in downtown during construction.
While a construction start date has not yet been established, it is estimated that construction could start as soon as November 2019 or as late as late winter 2020. Next steps in the project include execution of the contract documents between TxDOT and the Contractor, issuance of a Notice to Proceed, and Contractor mobilization. A more precise start date will be established in the coming weeks.
The City of Buda Main Street Department has a number of activities planned this fall to keep businesses thriving this fall. For a list of planned activities, visit the Downtown Buda Facebook Page at facebook.com/downtownbudatx.