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January 11th, 2011
Traffic Report: 01/09/11 to 01/15/11

Street and utility work expected to affect local traffic this week includes the continuation of several street closures due to the installation of water lines. The 1000 and 1100 block of Cheatham Street will be closed daily and 900 – 1000 block of Field Street will also be closed to traffic until Jan. 17.

  • CHEATHAM STREET CLOSURES. COURTESY MAP

    Cheatham Street: The portions of 1000 and 1100 block will be closed daily from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. this week for water line installation. Work will progress toward the 1200 block. Access for residents will be available after 5:30 p.m. each day. Motorists should detour to McKinnon Street, Field Street, Haynes Street and Sycamore Street Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.

  • Field Street: The 900-1000 block will be closed to through traffic between Haynes Drive and McKinnon until January 17 for installation of eight-inch water line. Local access for residents only. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Sycamore Street: The 900-1000 block will closed to through traffic until January 17 for installation of 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 will be 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 on the 900 – 1100 blocks of Haynes Drive through February. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • Riverside Drive: This roadway will be open to traffic with utility construction continuing until further notice. Rio Vista Terrace Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
  • East Hutchison Street: Along the 200 block, parking area closed and alley will be closed between North LBJ Drive and North Edward Gary Street to through traffic from January 5 – 31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. due to soil removal from construction site. Business access will be permitted. Public Services – Transportation, 512-393-8036.
  • Southbound Interstate 35 Exit Ramp 206: The renovated ramp is open to traffic  with installation of signs and illumination continuing. 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 February 2011. River Ridge Entrance Ramp Project, Texas Department of Transportation, 830-625-6278.
  • East Sessom Drive: There are two eastbound lanes closed from North LBJ Drive to Ed JL Green Street from December 20 – January 14, for water line construction. Watch for traffic flaggers, construction workers and heavy equipment. Public Services – W/WW, 512-393-8010.
  • East McCarty Lane: This roadway is open to traffic. Final project construction continuing with periodic lane closures expected in January. 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.
  • Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study: Uniformed inspectors are conducting below ground manhole inspections and testing until February 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 January. Capital Improvements, 512-393-8130.
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