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December 21st, 2010
Traffic Report: 12/19/10 to 12/25/10

Street and utility work expected to affect local traffic this week:

  • Northbound and Southbound Interstate 35: From one mile north of Aquarena Springs Drive-Loop 82 to Aquarena Springs Drive-Loop 82, the northbound left lane closed and southbound right lane closed for removal of overhead sign bridge supports on Dec. 20 from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Texas Department of Transportation, 830-625-6278
  • Southbound Interstate 35 Exit Ramp 206: From Dec. 20 to Jan. 17 the exit ramp will be closed with construction occurring six days a week. Motorists will use Exit 207-River Ridge Parkway and travel on the southbound frontage road to access Aquarena Springs Drive-Loop 82. Lane closures will occur on the frontage road, but access will be available at all times for motorists, school buses and emergency vehicles. Project completion scheduled for mid-February 2011. River Ridge Entrance Ramp Project, Texas Department of Transportation, 830-625-6278.
  • East Sessom Drive: Two eastbound lanes closed from North LBJ Drive to Peques Street from Dec. 20 – Jan. 7 for water line construction. Watch for traffic flaggers, construction workers and heavy equipment. Public Services – W/WW, 512-393-8010.
  • East McCarty Lane: The roadway is open to traffic. Final project construction continuing with periodic lane closures expected until January.   Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Field Street: 900-1000 block, closed to through traffic between Haynes Drive and McKinnon until Jan. 17 for the installation of an eight-inch water line. Local access for residents only. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Sycamore Street: 900-1000 block, closed to through traffic until Jan. 17 for installation of an eight-inch water line. Local access for residents only. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Rio Vista Street and McKinnon: Construction is underway from Haynes Drive to Cheatham Street to install storm sewer, water and wastewater services. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Haynes Drive: Street construction and paving beginning on Haynes Drive from Riverside Drive to Cheatham Street. This work will be continuing throughout the month of Dec. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Cheatham Street: 1000 block, the designated right turn lane on to Rio Vista Street will be closed throughout Dec. Motorists may continue to Cheatham-Rio Vista intersection to turn right. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Riverside Drive: is open to traffic with utility construction continuing until further notice. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project.  Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Edward Gary Street and South LBJ Drive: The intersection at 200-300 block S. LBJ Dr. is open but utility work will occur periodically and traffic will be detoured to San Antonio Street. This is part of the Waterline Encasements project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • South LBJ Drive: Along the 200 – 300 block, the northbound right lane will be closed for utility work. Estimated completion in Dec. as water line issues have been encountered. This is part of the Waterline Encasement Project to upgrade the city’s waterline crossings at the railroad tracks. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Ebony Street and Parker Drive: All streets are open and the clean-up of project area is underway. Construction of a concrete drainage channel and pipe system is complete. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Quail Run Water Improvements: Quail Run residents and property owners near the Oakridge water pump station at the end of Harmon’s Way will notice water line construction underway. The project includes construction of 8,600 feet of 12-inch water line from the Oakridge pumping station to the Kingswood subdivision at the intersection of Quail Run and Hamilton Hollow. The existing four-inch line that serves the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood will also be replaced. Project completion is expected in June 2011.  Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Prospect-Bishop Drainage Improvements: Construction is underway on a drainage improvement project in the 1300 block of Prospect Street and the 600 block of Bishop Street. Motorists should be aware of traffic flaggers, construction workers and heavy equipment. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Craddock Avenue extension: Between Bishop-Craddock intersection and Purgatory Park Road will have alternating lane closures in Dec. for street light installation and landscaping. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study: Uniformed inspectors are conducting below ground manhole inspections and testing until Feb. within local neighborhoods to include: Westover, Heritage, Dunbar, Southwest Hills, Oak Heights, Park Place, Weatherford Heights, Coers Street and Holland Street. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Downtown ADA Improvements: Construction will take place on many of the handicap ramps throughout the downtown area. Lanes will be closed but the streets will remain open. Scheduled completion is end of Jan. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
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