City to begin sidewalk, street projects in May

Apr 27, 2017

Updated May 9, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.

The scope of the Seventh Street project has been expanded to include additional gutter improvements. The additional work could extend the project’s expected completion to mid-June. Myrtle Street between Seventh and Eighth streets is expected to be closed until Friday, May 12. The additional work will then close Myrtle Street between Sixth and Seventh streets for approximately five days starting Monday, May 15.

Posted April 27, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.

Construction on several sidewalk improvement projects throughout the city will kick off May 1.

This is the first round of sidewalk improvement projects identified in the adopted Sidewalk Master Plan and funded in part by the road bond approved by voters in May 2015. Projects include American’s With Disabilities Act compliance and accessibility improvements throughout downtown and citywide.

Construction will be completed in phases, and the entire project is expected to be completed in late November.

Sidewalk improvements include:

  • Del Webb Boulevard and Whispering Wind Drive
  • Williams Drive and Woodlake Drive
  • Williams Drive and Wildwood Drive
  • Williams Drive and Shell Road
  • Williams Drive and Lakeway Drive
  • Williams Drive and River Bend Drive
  • Austin Avenue and Morrow Street
  • Austin Avenue from Morrow Street to Williams Drive
  • Eighth and Rock streets
  • Eighth Street from Church to Myrtle streets
  • Sidewalks in Founders’ Park

Seventh Street reconstruction between Church and Myrtle streets is also set to begin May 1. Work will include a new asphalt roadway with curbs, drainage inlets, and storm drains. Construction is expected to take 30 days weather permitting. Seventh Street will be closed intermittently for construction.

Smith Contracting Co. of Austin will complete both projects.

The City will also begin construction May 1 on the sidewalk along the southbound Interstate 35 frontage road from Leander Road to Hwy. 29. Patin Construction will complete the project, which is expected to be completed Nov. 1. The project was a council priority and is being funded through certificate of obligation bonds.

See a map of the construction projects with expected start and completion dates here:

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