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November 22nd, 2010
Meeting set for Post Road bridge over Blanco

STAFF REPORTS

Hays County is studying improvements and options for a new bridge location and design for Post Road where it crosses the Blanco River. Interested citizens are invited to attend a public meeting to review the scope of the study and new bridge options on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Blanco Vista Elementary School at 2951 Blanco Vista Blvd. in San Marcos.

“This project is of great importance to the county and to the thousands of folks who travel this segment of Post Road daily,” said Hays County Pct. 4 Commissioner Karen Ford. “The Blanco River overtops the low water crossing at Post Road near the railroad bridge on a regular basis, so we’re eager to find a safe, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly option for this important access point.”

Hays County Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe indicated that while the county has funds specifically for the study from the November 2008 road bond, the bond did not include any funding for the actual construction of the project. “We remain optimistic that within the next couple of years construction funds can be secured from public and private partnerships and from a portion of the considerable savings we’re realizing on other road bond projects,” Ingalsbe said.

The Post Road/Blanco River Crossing feasibility study is budgeted at $220,000. The engineering firms selected to study possibilities for a new bridge are K. Friese and Associates, Cox McLain Environmental Consulting and P. E. Structural Consultants, Inc. All three firms are Austin-based, women-owned engineering enterprises.

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One thought on “Meeting set for Post Road bridge over Blanco

  1. “The Blanco River overtops the low water crossing at Post Road near the railroad bridge on a regular basis ?”

    What twice in the last 10 years ?

    I drive that bridge everyday and the only problems I have crossing it are the drunks stumbling around on it during the summer.

    Your spending $ 220,000 to study this ? This town is crazy.

    That is the property tax from 100 people’s homes wasted.

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