Three road projects approved by Hays County commissioners Tuesday

Hays County commissioners are moving forward with three road projects following a vote Tuesday.

Hays County commissioners are moving forward with three road projects following a vote Tuesday.

Hays County commissioners are moving forward on several road projects that were approved in the 2016 bond, voted on by citizens.

  1. FM 967 safety turn lanes at Buda Sportsplex

Commissioners approved environment and construction engineering services to build safety turn lanes at FM 967 and the Buda Sportsplex and west of FM 1626. Commissioners approved the contract for Rogers Design Services, PLLC.

2. Improvements of various low-water crossings
The county is looking at improving seven low-water crossings in precincts 1 and 2. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a contract with  Garver, LLC, for Phase 2 of engineering services for the design of low-water crossing improvements at Bunton Lane, three crossings at Francis Harris Lane, South Turnersville Road, Grist Mill Road and Cotton Gin Road. Phase 2 engineering services will consist of surveying, environmental services, geotechnical services, Right-of-way acquisition, public involvement, plans, specifications, estimates, bidding and construction phase services. All services listed are part of the voter-approved 2016 bond package.

3. Windy Hill Road improvements
Engineering firm Binkley & Barfield was hired Tuesday to develop a corridor study and schematic design for improvements to Windy Hill Road from the city of Kyle's limits to FM 2001. The 3.35-mile two-lane roadway could get new culverts, a new three-lane bridge over the Andrews Branch and improvements to flood-prone areas of the road. The corridor study and schematic development will cost $790,421. The project will take place over three years, according to agenda documents.


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