FROM STAFF REPORTS
KYLE — Crews will begin making temporary repairs on Monday to about a half-mile of Bunton Creek Road between Kyle Fire Department Station No. 2 and Dacy Lane.
Work is scheduled to be completed in about three weeks, said Jerry Hendrix, the city’s chief of staff. Drivers should expect delays, he said.
In May 2013 voters agreed to finance a complete reconstruction of Bunton Creek Road between the northbound Interstate 35 access road and Lehman Road, one of five road bond projects totaling $36 million approved at the ballot box.
With a construction budget of $4 million, the Bunton Creek Road bond project includes the addition of a continuous center left-turn lane; a three-way stop at its intersection with Dacy Lane; and improvements to drainage, water and wastewater infrastructure. According to the city’s most recent published timeline, the bond project is tentatively projected to begin in September at the earliest and be completed in July 2016 — again, at the earliest.
Three other pieces of the 2013 roads package — reconstruction of Lehman Road and Burleson Street as well as the extension of Marketplace Avenue to Burleson — are scheduled to be under construction by February 2016. Officials have not announced a start date for reconstruction of Goforth Road between Interstate 35 and Bunton Creek Road, the fifth bond project.
In April, the Kyle City Council went to market with the remaining $30.48 million in general obligation bonds authorized by voters after selling $5.5 million in August 2014.
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