Highlights

  • We will probably close RM 2222 at Bull Creek Road at 10 p.m. Friday, October 7, 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.
  • The new water main on Bull Creek Road between Shoal Creek Blvd. and RM 2222 has been installed but will need to be tested before it is operational.
  • 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 start at a later date, pending relocation of existing gas lines. A notification will be sent prior to work beginning.
  • All dates and time frames are estimates only, based on the information available on Oct. 3.

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, Oct. 7, 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: We have begun installing the wastewater main and service lines. We are starting at White Rock and working southwards to Allandale. Unfortunately, we need to close the whole road in sections to do this work and are unable to keep one lane open, as previously stated. During the day, driveways will be blocked when the work is near your house. We believe this should only be for a couple of days. For the most part, access to driveways should be restored at night. The service lines are being installed at the same time as the main line, so it will just be one pass down the street for the wastewater work. We may need to return to complete one of the service lines near the tributary.

The service lines run from the main line in the street to the property line, about 10 feet behind the curb. Installing the service lines will involved digging in the right of way section of the yard. We will re-sod any disturbed areas of yard by the end of the project.

In addition, all new wastewater connections must have "cleanouts" which allow clogged lines to be more easily cleared. The cleanout is a white, PVC pipe that has an opening a little above the grass and is connected to the service line. The cleanouts will be located about 9 feet behind the curb.

Bull Creek Road, the block between Shoal Creek Blvd and RM 2222: The contractor has completed installation of a new water main but it will need to be tested before it becomes operational.

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/2011/10/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
James.Evans [Email address: James.Evans #AT# ci.austin.tx.us - replace #AT# with @ ]

Tony Krauss, Project Manager
512-974-7138
Tony.Krauss [Email address: Tony.Krauss #AT# ci.austin.tx.us - replace #AT# with @ ]


Greg Weems, Inspection Supervisor
512-974-1570
Greg.Weems [Email address: Greg.Weems #AT# ci.austin.tx.us - replace #AT# with @ ]


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Carolyn Perez, Public Information Officer 
Public Works Department 
City of Austin 
O512-974-7139 
C512-804-6763