TxDOT nears start of RM 967 and Main Street improvement project in downtown Buda

The Texas Department of Transportation and contractor Lone Star Siteworks are about to begin work on the RM 967 and Main Street improvement project in downtown Buda.

Traffic control signs and barricades will appear Oct. 25, the city announced in a news release, and construction will begin next week.

The project, which has been in the planning stages for years, will widen the roadway and provide dedicated turn lanes along with broader sidewalks, signage and pavement striping for better pedestrian safety. Existing diagonal parking will remain, according to the city, but traffic signal poles will be relocated.

Buda is receiving over $1.38 million from TxDOT via the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and will contribute $346,000 in matching funds from the 2014 voter-approved bond.

Work is expected to finish in the spring. Updates will be available on the city of Buda website.


MOST RECENT

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.

The public comment period for the drafted action plan to allocate CDBG-CV funds will be from June 7-13. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council members discuss projects for COVID-19 response funding, seek community input

The city of San Marcos received four applications from for-profit businesses, nonprofits and city departments to obtain funding from the Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response.

Proposed plans for the Buda Visitors Center. (Courtesy City of Buda)
Converting former library into Buda Visitors Center could cost more than $600K

Add-ons including furniture could take cost over $800K

Buda City Manager Kenneth Williams and Police Chief Bo Kidd issued statements. (Courtesy City of Buda)
Buda leaders speak out about the death of George Floyd, protests

City manager, police chief, issue statements about George Floyd, protests

(Designed by Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is how to file a civil rights complaint in the Austin area

Citizens who feel they need to file a civil rights case against law enforcement have several avenues to make a complaint.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
18 new coronavirus cases, another fatality in Hays County

Positive cases come at rate of 10% of tests recorded June 1

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is located at 515 Springtown Way in San Marcos. (Community Impact staff)
P. Terry’s celebrates 1 year of business in San Marcos

P. Terry’s Burger Stand, an Austin-based burger chain, celebrated its one-year anniversary in May.

Richard Rhodes, the president and CEO of Austin Community College, said June 1 that the district is prioritizing the hiring of a new chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
Austin Community College prioritizing hiring equity officer despite ongoing hiring freeze

The district brought up the hiring during a discussion about protests and demonstrations that have taken place over the past weekend.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hospitalizations of coronavirus patients stays steady at 4 in Hays County

Hays County now has four deaths; testing and cases rise while hospitalizations stay steady

Seniors from San Marcos High School paraded down McCarty Lane in San Marcos May 29. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
GALLERY: Here’s how a parent-led parade honored San Marcos High School seniors

Thundering cheers echoed down McCarty Lane in San Marcos on May 29 as an army of high school seniors wearing caps and gowns paraded down the street on flashy rides.