Ongoing Construction Projects

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Ongoing Construction Projects 

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City Park Construction Update

Buda City Park Construction Update Video - July 17, 2019

The construction crew is hard at work at Buda City Park.    

“I think it’s an exciting project," said Mari Rodriguez Barr, Owner and President of The Barr Company.    

In December of 2018, City Council awarded the contract for the City Park improvement project to The Barr Company.

Then in March, the contractor demolished the old restrooms and took down the playground equipment, some of which will be repurposed.  

A notice to proceed with construction was issued on April 29.

 “We started with the infrastructure of course, which means the site utilities and all of the underground electrical. So, we’re building the ground back up.”

In June of 2018, the Public Works Department began grading approximately 43 acres ahead of the amphitheater construction, saving the City $658,000. Currently, the construction crew is working on the amphitheater and the circular 10-foot sidewalk that will surround the lawn area.  

 “Our landscaping subcontractor is already on board. They are going to be working on the area that is already completed, which is the large circle with the lighting and the big sidewalk.  That scope of work is so large that he needs to be able to start right now."

Other improvements include a splash-pad and two playground areas.

“What you will see first is a large round area for the splash pad being poured. Then there is very large wall with stones on it that will get built. That gets integrated with the water feature. It’s actually going to be a very natural scene.”

 There is also a games area, including a volleyball court.   

“There is a lawn area. There is a nice grilling area. It will have the grills inset and there will be granite surfaces.”  

 And there is no shortage of trees in the new and improved City Park.  

 “There are hundreds of trees, there are all different kinds of trees. One of the things that is a little bit different about this park, is that they have asked for the larger specimens. It’s going to start out looking more finished than other parks would be. A lot of times what people do is allow things to grow in place. It will look more like the second or third year versus the first year when this gets done.”

Substantial completion of City Park is scheduled for April of 2020.  

“The park is actually very well put together. And it has a lot of fun and different elements depending on what interest people might have.”

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Road Projects

Main Street Improvement Project
(Between Cabela's Drive and Railroad Street)

On Monday, July 22, 2019, a notice to proceed with construction will be issued for the Main Street Improvement Project between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street. The project is being done in three phases, with the first phase beginning on the south lanes of Main Street near Railroad Street. This includes the installation of a traffic light at E. Loop St./Sequoyah near the Municipal Complex. Sequoyah Street will be impacted during the first phase of construction. Drivers will be allowed to turn onto Sequoyah from Main Street, but Sequoyah going northbound to Main will be closed for 3 to 4 weeks. Therefore, citizens will not be able to turn onto Main from Sequoyah. The Sequoyah Street closure will happen in the coming weeks and the City will post information in advance of the closure. Phase 2 of the project concentrates on the north lanes of Main Street (between Railroad Street and Cabela’s Drive) and Phase 3 (Railroad Road and Cabela’s Drive) focuses on the middle lanes.  

The general scope of the project includes:

 · Widening of the Bradfield Drive/Main Street Intersection and extension of the 5 lane section to the west of  Santa Cruz Catholic church

· Signal Modification at Bradfield Drive and Main Street to accommodate additional lanes

· Bradfield Park cross culvert extension/modification

· Extension of sidewalk along Main Street and improved accessibility to Bradfield Park

· Select areas for pavement base repair

· Pavement overlay and restriping 


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Main Street and Old San Antonio Road Construction/Traffic Control

Hays County’s road improvement bond contractor and CenterPoint Energy will begin utility construction efforts within the intersection of Main Street and Old San Antonio Road starting the week of July 14. Work to install new potable water and natural gas transmission mains by underground boring will last approximately four weeks. This utility construction will intermittently disrupt traffic and narrow traffic into single lanes at the southern half of the intersection in all directions of traffic flow. Old San Antonio Road will continue to be north-bound only until the Hays County road improvement project is complete in October. Please be aware of the traffic signage, road flagmen, contractor equipment, and law enforcement present to aid in the flow and control of vehicles and pedestrians. The purpose of the project is to install in-ground utilities and infrastructure for the new Buda Elementary School on Old San Antonio Road.

Old Goforth Road Improvement Project

Due to Old Goforth Road construction, the intersection of Green Meadows Lane and Old Goforth will be closed starting June 13 to permit the reconstruction of the intersection. The intersection at Tom Green School Road/Calomel Trail and Old Goforth will also be closed at this time. This is being done to allow the contractor to complete as much work as possible during the summer break to minimize disruptions at the beginning of school.  The construction will last approximately through August.  

Meanwhile, both lanes of Old Goforth Road remain closed between FM 2001 and Tom Green School Road. The southbound lane of Old Goforth is open between Tom Green School Road and Hillside Terrace. Northbound Old Goforth is closed between FM 2001 and Hillside Terrace. The closures will last through approximately August. The contractor is anticipating to having one side completely open by the time school starts in August, but the overall project will not be finished until October. The road improvement project is part of the bond package passed in 2014.

Detour Information 

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

· Increase pedestrian connectivity between subdivisions and school

· Aesthetic enhancements

Main Street at RM 967 Improvements

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Create turning lanes and through lanes to address traffic flow

· Reconfiguration of sidewalks, signing and striping for enhanced pedestrian safety

· Maintain existing diagonal parking

· Relocation of traffic signal poles

TxDOT project kickoff meeting was held on March 13, 2019

Project design is 100% complete. Conversion to TxDOT specifications complete.

Revised plans submitted to TxDOT for review on 5/5/19

Schedule for letting in early August 2019

TxDOT reviews/approvals ongoing

Anticipated to begin in Fall 2019

Expected completion late Spring 2020

West Goforth to Cabela's Drive Connector Update

The general scope of work for this project includes:

Development of a preliminary schematic including pavement design.
Geotechnical study, environmental study and utility conflict analysis.
Right of Way acquisition. 

  • Project was submitted for potential CAMPO funding under recent project call. 
  • Funding was not approved, but project ranked well. Potential for funding to become available should other projects not utilize entire awarded funding. 
  • Preliminary schematic is complete
  • Geotechnical study and pavement design is complete
  • Environmental study is complete.
  • Property owner has provided City with Right of Entry.
  • RPS Supplement for Final Design is being finalized.

Drainage Projects 

Oxbow Drainage Improvement Project

Work continues on the Oxbow Neighborhood Drainage Improvements project. 


  • Construction 70% complete, on schedule
  • All three culvert upgrades complete
  • Channel excavation in progress
  • Scheduled completion - August 20, 2019 

The general scope of work for this project includes:

  • Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along main channel

Houston Street Drainage Project


  • Construction near complete
  • Union Pacific Railroad permit denied for N. Railroad Street Channel and Culvert  


Starting Now: Full closure and detour of Railroad Street at Rose Street. Construct culvert under Railroad Street.

Ongoing: Full closure and detour of Rose Street at Lilly Street remains in place ahead of final surface improvements and street repaving.

Ongoing: Full closure and detour of Houston Street for culvert work at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Complete: Construct open channel along vacant Lilly Street row.

Complete: Construction culvert along Rose Street.

Complete: Construction open channel along Pucket Alley

Project Area 1A
Fire Station/Bluff St. Diversion  

The general scope of work for this project includes:

  • Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along W. Goforth and Union Pacific Railroad Track


  • 100% plans and specs under review by TDEM/FEMA for HMGP Grant
  • FM 2770 TxDOT AFA completion anticipated by September
  • Easement acquisition discussions with land owners ongoing
    Senior Citizens Center - complete
    Trudeau - negotiating
    Centex - negotiating
    Hays Co. ESD - will dedicate
  • AT&T relocation coordination ongoing, non-reimbursable
  • Advertise for bids dependent on TxDOT AFA and easements

Project Area 1B
West Goforth

The general scope of work for this project includes:

  • Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along W. Goforth and Union Pacific Railroad Track


  • Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) permit coordination ongoing 
  • 100% plans, specs, and estimate near final approval - pending UPR revisions
  • Easement acquisition discussions with land owners ongoing
  • Utilities relocation coordination ongoing
  • FM 967 TxDOT AFA completion anticipated September
  • Wastewater lift station decommissioning estimate early Fall 2019
  • Advertise for bids dependent on UPR permit, TxDOT AFA, easements

Capital Improvement Projects

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Buda Wastewater Treatment Plant has a current capacity of 1.75 million gallons per day and discharges into the Plum Creek watershed. Construction to double the plant's capacity to 3.5 million gallons per day will commence in 2019. The operation and maintenance of the plant is currently contracted out to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA). The wastewater treatment plant is an activated sludge plant with effluent chlorination. It utilizes aerobic sludge digestion with a dewatering press and the remaining solids are disposed of by hauling to a landfill.