A consulting engineer said the recent wet, cold weather has had minimal effect on Shavano Park’s ongoing citywide road improvement project.

The background

Chris Otto, geographic discipline leader for Colliers Engineering and Design, updated City Council on Jan. 22 about the bond-funded street work.

Otto said the contractor, D&D Construction, has enchanted minor delays and challenges due to cold temperatures or rainy conditions.

However, Otto said, contractors have finished rebuilding Wagon Trail and End Gate. He also said the contractor is nearly completed work on Chimney Rock and in the 300 block of Fawn Drive.

According to Otto, D&D personnel stabilized concrete and finished installing curbs along Shavano Drive, and have wrapped up excavation work in the 100 and 200 blocks of Fawn Drive. Windmill Road is the next street to undergo reconstruction, Otto added.

City representatives said CPS Energy crews recently took advantage of the road work by extending a 4-inch gas main and service line from 204 Saddletree to 412 Cliffside.

City representatives also said work crews have completed relocating a water line in the Turkey Creek Road cul-de-sac, and similar water line relocations will take place next underneath the cul-de-sacs of Hunters Branch and Hunters Branch South.

The water line relocations will accommodate planned upgrades in these cul-de-sacs as part of the city’s bond-supported street project.

Digging deeper

Otto said engineering of planned DeZavala Road improvements is 90% finished. He added that environmental studies and final construction document planning are on hold until federal government funding is finalized for the DeZavala portion of the city’s project.

According to Otto, Freeland Turk Engineering Group, based in Spring Branch, will come to the council’s February meeting and present an analysis and recommendations for a potential next rounds of street improvements in Shavano Park.

City officials said they are continuing efforts to keep residents regularly apprised of local road work, including updates on the city’s website and social media channels.

“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of pushing that information forward,” City Manager Bill Hill said at the meeting.

Separately, Shavano Park officials recently used social media platforms to update residents on the Texas Department of Transportation’s project on Northwest Military Highway.

According to city officials, TxDOT’s contractors are behind schedule but should be on track to finish widening and improving the corridor between Loop 1604 and Huebner Road by end of March, except for a final overlay of asphalt.

Local officials expressed concern about ponding of water on Warbler Way, Turkey Creek and Longbow Road, which they said will not be fixed until the final asphalt overlay is completed by end of May.