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Posted on July 15, 2019 at 2:12 PM by David Marino
During the week of July 22, 2019, the Main Street Improvement Project between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street will begin. The first phase of construction will include the installation of a traffic signal at Main Street and E. Loop St./Sequoyah near the Municipal Complex. Ahead of construction, the City of Buda is hosting an open house on the project for Property Owners, Stakeholders, Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners. City of Buda staff, design professionals, and the construction contractor (Cox Commercial Construction) will be on hand to highlight the scope of the project, traffic control, timeline, and adopted Proposition 3 project budget.
Main Street Improvement Project Open House
Thursday, July 18
4 PM - 6 PM
Buda City Hall, 405 E. Loop St., Building 100
Multipurpose Room — Room 1034
The general scope of work for this 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
***THIS PROJECT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN STREET AND 967 PROJECT***
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.
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.
· 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
The Main Street Improvement Project between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street will begin in late July. The first phase of construction will include the installation of a traffic signal at Main Street and E. Loop St./Sequoyah near the Municipal Complex.
The project is expected to take approximately 12 months.
Where to find news and construction updates for the City of Buda:
City of Buda Website Construction Updates: ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction
City of Buda Facebook Page (City of Buda, TX): https://www.facebook.com/Budatx/
City of Buda Twitter Page (City of Buda, TX): https://twitter.com/CityofBudaTX
City of Buda Nextdoor Page: https://nextdoor.com/city/feed/
City of Buda Website: www.ci.buda.tx.us
· 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
Development of a preliminary schematic including pavement design.
Geotechnical study, environmental study and utility conflict analysis.
Right of Way acquisition.
Work continues on the Oxbow Neighborhood Drainage Improvements project.
SEQUENCE OF WORK
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