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Aug 16

Houston Street Drainage Improvement Project Update

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM by David Marino

First Phase of Construction Begins on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

BUDA, TX — On Thursday, August 16, construction will begin on the first phase of the Houston Street Drainage Improvement project. Smith Contracting will begin performing trenching and utility work on Rose Street at Lilly Street. This phase of the project will include open cut excavation and construction of drainage improvements within public easements and street right-of-way. There will be a total of 8 phases


Rose Street, between Railroad Street and Cedar Street, will be closed to all through traffic during the project. The closure begins on August 16.  Detour signs will be up in the area.  However, access will be allowed to local businesses and residential properties along Rose Street and Lilly Street for the duration of the construction project.

The contractor will be allowed to work between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be required to secure the construction zone overnight, and have a traffic control plan in force at all times during work within the public right-of-way.

The project is expected to be finished in late November 2018. We will keep you updated throughout each phase of the drainage improvement project. The  improvements are being made as part of Bond Proposition 4.


Phase 1:  Full closure and detour of Rose Street at Lilly Street. Construct culvert across Rose Street and along Lilly Street.

Phase 2:  Construct open channel along Lilly Street.

Phase 3:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 4:  Detour eastbound Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 5:  Construct open channel along Pucket Alley. 

Phase 6:  Detour westbound Rose Street. Construction culvert along Rose Street. Construct culvert along Rose Street.Minimize duration of mid-block driveway  closure.

Phase 7:  Full closure and detour of Railroad Street north of Rose Street. Construct culvert under Railroad Street.

Phase 8:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street between Main Street and Railroad Street. Construct culvert under Houston Street.