Highlights 

  • We will probably close RM 2222 at Bull Creek Road at 10 p.m. Friday, September 30, through Sunday evening. We are waiting on one specialized water line part. I will send out another email in a day or two to confirm the closure. There will be additional closures on at least four more weekends.
  • No closures are expected on White Horse Trail this week.  
  • We  are moving northward this week with the new water main on Bull Creek Road between Shoal Creek Blvd. and RM 2222. We will also continue installing the service lines this week in these two blocks.
  • The base layer on Bullard did not cure sufficiently for the final paving. We placed a temporary patch on it in order to open the road up. We will need to return in the future for the final paving.
  • Work on the tributary near White Rock and on the wastewater main between RM 2222 and White Rock will begin this week.
  • All dates and time frames are estimates only, based on the information available on September 27. 


Informal Meeting: Tony Krauss, the project manager, will be available for questions on Bull Creek Road, just south of RM 2222, today at 5:30 p.m. 

Intersection of Bull Creek Rd and RM 2222: We will probably close RM 2222 at Bull Creek Road at 10 p.m. Friday, September 30, through Sunday evening. We are waiting on one specialized water line part. I will send out another email in a day or two to confirm the closure. There will be  additional closures on at least four more weekends. As much as possible, traffic is being detoured to 45th and Anderson. There are a very large number of traffic control signs for this closure. We will do our best to haul them off during the week when they are not needed. However, please be prepared for the possibility of these signs being laid down on the grass in the right of way when not in use. 

White Horse Trail: Before the project’s end, we will have to close White Horse Trail again between Nasco and Wynona.

Bull Creek Road, the block between RM 2222 and White Rock: The contractor will be returning to this block this week to work in the tributary, to install a new wastewater line and to install new water and wastewater service lines. The service lines are pipes that connect the main line in the street to the property line. Installing the service lines is much faster than installing the box culverts. Lanes may be closed by each house as the work progresses, but driveways should not be blocked for more than a day or so, and one lane on the road should be open.

Bull Creek Road, the block between Shoal Creek Blvd and RM 2222: The contractor started installing the new water main on Tuesday, September 6. We will continue northward on the water main, and we will continue installing service lines this week. It is likely to take about a month to install the water line, the service lines and complete the required testing of the lines. Installing the service lines and water main is much faster than installing the box culverts. To install the service lines, we will probably need to close both lanes of the road. Driveways may be occasionally blocked, but for the most part, there should be access to driveways.

Bullard Drive: We have placed a temporary patch on Bullard to open the street back up. We had started the permanent repaving when we received a small amount of rain September 17 and 18. This was enough to soak the base layer, delay curing and prevent us from finishing the permanent pavement. We will periodically test the base layer to determine when we can apply the permanent paving. We’re anticipating that it may be several weeks before the base layer has cured sufficiently. Watershed Protection’s field crews are currently scheduled to start working on the remaining storm drain system on Rickey, Carleen and Bullard in December. They will be installing some storm drain lines, manholes and curb inlets. Here is a link to the map on the web site:https://allandaleneighbor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/fl_bullard_map.pdf

Greenbelt near Shoal Creek Blvd and Bull Creek Rd: The work in the greenbelt is almost complete. A hand-rail still needs to be installed.

More Information
Here is a link to the web site for project: 
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/watershed/flood_allandale.htm

The main contacts for this project are:

Jim Evans, Construction Inspector
512-974-1586
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Tony Krauss, Project Manager
512-974-7138
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Greg Weems, Inspection Supervisor
512-974-1570
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Stephanie Lott
Public Information Specialist Senior
City of Austin
Watershed Protection Department
512-974-2799 (phone)
512-802-7456 (pager)
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