Cibolo City Council on June 14 awarded D&D Contractors Inc $8.09 million for the rehabilitation of Cibolo Valley Drive. This project is partly funded by the certificate of obligation bond passed in 2020, which allocated $5 million to the road.

The remaining balance will be split between the general fund, which allocated $2.5 million, and the street and maintenance fund, which allocated $798,290.

According to CIP Manager Mike Natalino, Cibolo Valley is the largest single project the city has undertaken to date. Due to the size of the project, the city used two engineering firms to break the development into seven segments, which were divided based on the type of work needed in those areas.

“The entire roadway will receive a continuous top coat,” Natalino said. “It will not be like Old Wiederstein Road, which has those segments where you can feel the bumps every time you transition.”

According to Public Works Director Timothy Fousse, the city is working with Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD to direct school traffic while sections are under construction.

To prevent blocking access to schools along Cibolo Valley, the segments of the project near schools will not be under construction while school is in session. Despite the segment not being under construction until the summer, the traffic pattern for Elaine S. Schlather Intermediate School will be altered beginning at the start of the next school year.

The project is estimated to begin in early August and be completed by the end of August 2023. A pre-construction plan will be developed before the start of the project.