Improvements to Camp Craft Road will cost more than anticipated when the project was planned about four years ago.
Building material costs have since risen, and some mobilization fees are higher than originally thought, West Lake Hills Mayor Linda Anthony said at the City Council meeting last week. The total for the project is now estimated to be $583,284.
“We are hopeful that by closing the road, the construction timeline will be shortened, which may reduce the cost,” City Administrator Robert Wood said.
The city is working on the road with Water District 10, which is replacing a water line. The city will repave the road after the water line is in place.
Anthony has done a lot of work to encourage the water line project to start soon, Wood said. Surveys and measurements will be conducted, and some work should start before school lets out for the summer, Wood said. The goal is to be at a point where as soon as school is out, Camp Craft can be closed down completely to through traffic, and the pavement can start being torn up, he said.
The work will be done on Camp Craft between Bee Caves and Eanes School roads, and the city intends to complete much of it before school starts again in the fall.