At no cost to taxpayers, the southern portion of SH 130 will get $60M in repairs

Work begins in October to make $60 million in repairs to SH 130 from SH 45 SE in Mustang Ridge to I-10 in Seguin.

Work begins in October to make $60 million in repairs to SH 130 from SH 45 SE in Mustang Ridge to I-10 in Seguin.

SH 130 reconstruction This 41-mile stretch of SH 130 will receive pavement repairs.[/caption]

A 41-mile section of SH 130 southeast of Austin will undergo $60 million in repairs over the next year.

The SH 130 Concession Co. operates this section of the tollway from SH 45 SE near Mustang Ridge to I-10 in Seguin. The Texas Department of Transportation owns and operates the portion of the tollway north of SH 45 SE to Georgetown.

Work will include removing 4-8 feet of soil below the roadway and replacing it with more stable material before laying new pavement. Workers will also install material to move moisture away from the roadway to avoid pavement issues.

“We are making a major investment to improve the driving experience for our customers, and we are committed to completing this work as safely and efficiently as possible," said SH 130 Concession Co. CEO Andy Bailey, who was hired in June amid a restructuring of the firm, in a statement.

SH 130 Concession Co., which is funding the project itself, hired Central Texas-based general contractor Jordan Foster Construction to complete the work. The contractor has completed several projects in Travis County, including the Howard Lane extension project and safety improvements to Hwy. 71 in Bee Cave.

An open house on the repairs is set for Sept. 27 from 2-7 p.m. at the concession company’s headquarters, 10800 N. US 183, Buda.

In March 2016, the company announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after nearly defaulting on its debt in 2014. In June, the entity emerged from bankruptcy after receiving $260 million in new financing and reorganizing the business to remove $1.4 billion in debt, according to the company.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.