Engineers consulting on the city of Shavano Park’s bond-funded road improvement project recently said two streets have been completed and two other roads are under construction.

What happened

Chris Otto, geographic discipline leader for Colliers Engineering and Design, briefed City Council on the citywide project.

Otto said D&D Contractors ended work on Wagon Trail and End Gate, and that the contractors finished working on curbs, concrete swales and the first layer of asphalt in the 300 block of Fawn Drive.

Otto also said the contractors completed curb work and were expected to lay down the first layer of asphalt on Chimney Rock by mid-December.

Otto said reconstruction will begin on Shavano Drive once asphalt work wraps up on Chimney Rock.

Digging deeper

Additionally, council approved the engineering firm’s recommendation for D&D to use two types of asphalt instead of flex base material to strengthen driveways along newly rebuilt roads.

Otto said using the two types of asphalt for residential driveways will help better protect driveway edges and provide enhanced aesthetics on streets and cul-de-sacs planned for reconstruction during the city project.

“[Flex base] generally makes for a dirty site and makes things less accessible,” Otto said.