The Project Manager, Tony Krauss, will be available for questions at the north end of the excavation on Bull Creek Road, between Northland and Allandale, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. If you come, please stay out of the barricaded area.
Intersection of Allandale Road and Bull Creek Road
Two lanes of RM 2222, one in each direction, will be closed at the Bull Creek intersection from roughly 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning tonight, for up to three evenings. The road will be reopened during the day. The contractor will be digging relatively small holes in the street to confirm the location of the waterlines.
Intersection of Bull Creek Road and Northland Drive
This intersection will probably remain closed until Friday, May 20.
Bull Creek Road
The contractor is continuing the installation of the box culvert along Bull Creek Road. About 400 feet of this road is completely closed to traffic on a 24-hour basis. The closure is moving north about 30 to 50 feet a day.
The block between Shoal Creek Blvd. and Northland will probably be completely reopened by the end of the week. On Thursday, May 19, the closure will probably move about 100 feet further north and may reach past the driveway at 5705 Bull Creek Rd. Construction is likely to remain in front of any given house for about two or three weeks, depending on construction progress. This timeframe is a rough estimate only, and the construction may take more or less time at any given location.
The contractor has hit rock under Bull Creek Rd., which has slowed progress and increased the level of noise, dust and vibrations. This is caused by breaking the limestone bedrock. About once a day, the contractor is required to sweep the dust off the roadway, resulting in a temporary, large cloud of dust. This is hard to control even with the use of water. More rock may be encountered as the construction progresses northward.
Once the storm drain line is installed, the contractor will need to come back at least three more times on the blocks between Shoal Creek Blvd. and Allandale. First will come work on the water and wastewater infrastructure. This work should be faster than installing the storm drain line. Second will be reconstructing the road, and one final time, most likely at the very end of the project, to put a top coat on the road.
Will continue to be completely closed at Carleen Dr. for up to two more months. The bore is now complete, and the storm drain line is being installed.
Work is not complete in the parkland near Shoal Creek and Bull Creek Road for installation of the outfall. The outfall is where the storm water will be released into the creek. More work is needed in this area to finish the headwall. This work is not scheduled at this time.
We apologize for the inconveniences associated with this construction and appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
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The main contacts for this project are:
Jim Evans, Construction Inspector
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Tony Krauss, Project Manager
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Greg Weems, Inspection Supervisor
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Public Information Specialist Senior
City of Austin
Watershed Protection Department
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