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Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:10 PM by David Marino
Main and FM 967 Intersection – The City of Buda has submitted this project for consideration for funding to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) as part of their call for projects. The City will know in April 2018 if the project was selected for federal funding assistance. If selected, federal dollars will be used to cover the construction of the project, enabling the City to stretch the 2014 Prop 3 dollars to other transportation projects. If the project is not selected for funding, then construction could begin as early as this summer. Once the City has a clearer picture on the construction timeline, staff will coordinate further with downtown businesses that will be impacted by the project.
The MainStreet Design Committee met recently to discuss aesthetic treatments as part of the project. The Committee is recommending limestone be used for the planter boxes and Crepe Myrtles for the trees in the planter boxes. Those recommendations will go to the City Council in March for final approval.
San Antonio Street – Design is complete on the San Antonio Street project that will also address the intersection of San Antonio Street, Garison Road, and Main Street. The bid notice will be released at the end of February with construction slated to begin in June 2018!
City Park – The design on City Park is nearing completion. Public Works has mobilized and will be undertaking a portion of the site work for the project. City Park will close after the annual Wiener Dog Races and will be under construction for approximately one year. Additionally, the wastewater treatment plant expansion project is expected to begin later this year along with a utility project along Garison Road. Construction on the park will take approximately 1 year. Construction on the wastewater treatment plant will take approximately 2 years to complete.
Main Street – The Main Street design is nearing completion and coordination with utilities is underway. The project is expected to be bid this summer once final right-of-way parcels are acquired as part of the roadway expansion. Construction is slated to begin in late summer or early fall and will last approximately 18 months.
Drainage Project Area 2 (Houston Street) Drainage Improvements – The City is currently accepting bids for the drainage improvement project that will affect Houston Street, Railroad, and other streets in the area. The project will install improvements to address overall drainage needs in the area. The project is expected to begin construction this spring.