1. Main Street improvements
The city of Buda is planning improvements to portions of Main Street between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street. The work will include widening of the Bradfield Drive intersection with Main and signal modifications, extension of the sidewalk along Main, and pavement overlay and restriping, among other construction items. Design is 60 percent complete for the project.
2. Aquarena Springs Drive overpass
The city of San Marcos is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation to construct an overpass over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks that cross Aquarena Springs Drive. When completed, the $20.7 million overpass will feature two travel lanes in each direction as well as access roads—or “Bobcat lanes”—on both sides of the overpass. On Feb. 15, traffic on the road was rerouted to go through the new railroad crossing and signalized intersection at Post Road. The reconfiguration will allow construction crews to begin work on the overpass.
Timeline: June 2015-late 2017
3. Hwy. 123 overpass
TxDOT is constructing an overpass on Hwy. 123 over the intersection with Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. Remaining work on the project includes final paving of the bridge and access road lanes. TxDOT spokesperson Kelli Reyna said the department plans to have a ribbon cutting for the project by the end of March.
Timeline: March 2015-mid-2017
3. FM 1626 repaving
In February, TxDOT awarded a $1 million contract for repaving services on FM 1626 to Lone Star Paving. The company will repave the portion of FM 1626 from FM 2770 to I-35.
Timeline: spring-late spring or early summer
4. Goforth Road improvements
Work on Goforth Road, which will be expanded to include two to three lanes in areas between I-35 and Bunton Creek Road, began in April 2016. The contractor expects the $6.6 million project to be complete by late May. The project is being funded through a 2013 city of Kyle bond issuance.
Timeline: April 2016-May 2017