Road closures will occur at Great Basin Ave. and Wilke Ridge Ln. in the initial phase of construction. Temporary traffic lanes will be established during construction to allow two-way traffic on Heatherwilde Blvd.
Traffic Switch Planned for Heatherwilde Boulevard
As construction continues along Heatherwilde Boulevard, a traffic switch is scheduled for the last part of August. Traffic will transition to the newly constructed east side lanes. Wilke Ridge Lane and Great Basin will be reopened.
Budget: $8,300,000 is from the $28 million 2014 Transportation Bond approved by the voters.
Project Engineer: Halff Associates, Inc.
Construction Contractor: Cash Construction
Heatherwilde Blvd. is a heavily traveled connection for traffic to and from SH 45 and the Howard Ln./IH 35 area as well as the local communities. This portion of roadway slated for construction is expected to accommodate nearly 4,000 additional users at one time, with the addition of two new travel lanes.
Other benefits include:
The City Council awarded a construction contract at their December 8, 2015 meeting; and construction activities began February 8, 2016.
Construction began in January 2016 on this project which was approved by the voters in the 2014 Bond Election.
The plan is to have the traffic signal installed first with remaining construction to follow. Kingston Lacy Blvd. currently experiences heavy delays during peak periods and a traffic signal will provide safety for left-turn maneuvers for southbound Heatherwilde Blvd. traffic making a left onto Kingston Lacy Blvd. and vice versa for left turns from Kingston Lacy.
Pedestrian access and temporary routes may occur at various locations during construction
Great Basin Ave. and Wilke Ridge Ln.will be closed starting May 20. 2016 for five (5) months. Residents should enter Highland Park from Pflugerville Parkway.
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