Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates1. Goforth Road expansion

This project, spanning I-35 to Bunton Creek Road, will widen the two-lane road to three lanes in some areas and four lanes in others. The tentative timeline calls for construction to begin in June, but right of way acquisition could delay the start.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: $9.04 million
Funding sources: City of Kyle

2. Bunton Creek Road upgrades

The project, spanning I-35 to Lehman Road, will add a continuous left turn lane to Bunton Creek Road to improve safety and mobility in the area. A three-way stop will also be added at the intersection of Bunton Creek, Goforth Road and Dacy Lane. Utilities—including drainage, water and wastewater—will be improved throughout the project area. 

Timeline: September-July 2016
Cost: $5 million
Funding sources: City of Kyle

3. Marketplace Avenue extension

The road will be extended from its current dead end at City Lights Drive near the Kyle Marketplace shopping center to connect with North Burleson Road. The road will consist of three lanes. The city still needs to acquire 6.5 acres of right of way.

Timeline: October-August 2016
Cost: $3.4 million
Funding sources: City of Kyle

4. FM 967 improvements

To date, drainage structures, subgrade and road bed have been constructed within the project area. The project will add a center turn lane and shoulders to the span of the road between Cole Springs Road and FM 1626 in Buda.

Timeline: September 2014-fall 2015
Cost: $4.4 million
Funding sources: Hays County

5. Hunter Road upgrades

Hunter Road construction has forced the closure of the southbound lanes between North Bishop Street and Olive Street. The closures are expected to last through late May. When completed, Hunter Road will include a continuous left-turn lane from Wonder World Drive to Bishop Street.

Timeline: March 2014-summer 2015
Cost: $6.9 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation, city of San Marcos


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The Kyle City Council approved a map for an update to its transportation master plan during a meeting July 6. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

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