The Watershed Protection Department will begin installing a long-awaited storm drain system on Bullard Drive in mid to late January. The project will help relieve local flooding in the area. Most of the work will take place on the 5800 and 5900 blocks of Bullard Drive. There is also a short segment of work on Carleen and on Rickey at the intersection with Bullard.

This project will involve a curb to curb closure of these streets roughly between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday for about seven months. There may also be closures occasionally on Fridays. The street will reopen at night and on the weekend. The exact location of the street closure within the project area will vary as the work progresses.

In addition to installing a storm drain pipe, we will also be installing four manholes and a number of curbside inlets.

The outfall for this system was installed earlier this year as part of the larger Allandale Storm Drain Improvements project. Unlike the project on Bull Creek Road, this work will be done by the Watershed Protection Department's employees.

Staff members will be at the Allandale Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Recreation Center to discuss this project. There is a map of the work area available for download online: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/allandale

If you have any questions or if you are interested in receiving email updates, please contact me.

Stephanie Lott
Public Information Specialist Senior
City of Austin
Watershed Protection Department
512-974-2799 (phone)
512-802-7456 (pager)
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