Hays County, Partners, Celebrate Opening of FM 1626 North; Groundbreaking for FM 1626 South Improvements

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – On November 16 Hays County officials celebrated the last of nine 2008 voter-approved pass-through road bond projects with a ribbon-cutting for the FM 1626 North (from FM 967 to Brodie Lane) improvements and the start of construction on FM 1626 South (FM 967 to FM 2770). The improvements for the south portion of the project will be similar to those to the north – a five-lane highway with a continuous center turn lane that will help safety and mobility along the heavily traveled road.

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Status Update

Activities for 07/27/2015 to 08/08/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to punch list, striping, and pavement repairs
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to punch list, striping, and pavement repairs
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to punch list striping and pavement repairs
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to punch list, striping, and pavement repairs

These activities will moderately impact traffic.

*THE CONTRACTOR HAS SCHEDULED VARIOUS LANE CLOSURES FROM TUESDAY, JULY 28TH THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 31ST FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS.*

Status Update: Paving Scheduled

Activities for 06/29/2015 to 07/10/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound.

The paving activities will moderately impact traffic.

*THERE WILL BE A LANE SHIFT FROM BRODIE LN. TO BLISS SPILLAR IN ORDER TO PAVE THE INSIDE LANE ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE. ONCE THIS PAVING OPERATION IS COMPLETE, TRAFFIC WILL BE SWITCHED INTO THIS LANE IN ORDER FOR THE PAVING CREWS TO PAVE THE OUTSIDE LANE NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF THE PROJECT AT FM 967. ALL OF THIS WORK WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST, UNLESS WEATHER CAUSES ISSUES. THURSDAY JULY 2ND, THE PAVING CONTRACTOR PLANS TO PAVE THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE ROADS. PLEASE USE CAUTION IN THIS AREA.*

Status Update: Traffic Switch Scheduled

Activities for 06/22/2015 to 07/04/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving lanes and side roads southbound
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving lanes northbound and southbound and side roads southbound
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving lanes northbound and southbound and side roads southbound

The paving activities will moderately impact traffic.

*A TRAFFIC SWITCH FOR NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC, INTO FINAL CONFIGURATION, IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH, ONCE THE STRIPING OPERATION IS COMPLETE. THIS SWITCH IS DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER. SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC PATTERN WILL REMAIN THE SAME AT THIS TIME. PLEASE USE CAUTION IN THIS AREA.*

Status Update

Activities for 06/01/2015 to 06/13/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving side roads and driveways northbound and southbound, paving lanes northbound, and installation of small signs.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving side roads and driveways northbound and southbound, paving lanes northbound, and installation of small signs.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving side roads northbound and southbound, paving lanes northbound, and installation of small signs.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving side roads and driveways northbound and southbound, paving lanes northbound, Bliss Spillar intersection level up, ditch prep, seed and blanket, and installation of small signs.

The paving, ditch prep, and seeding activities will create a moderate impact to traffic in some areas. All other activities will have a minimal impact to traffic.

*THE CONTRACTOR IS ANTICIPATING A TRAFFIC SWITCH ON THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH. PLEASE USE CAUTION IN THIS AREA AS LANES WILL BE SHIFTED TO WORK ON PAVING OPERATIONS.*

Status Update

Activities for 04/20/2015 to 05/02/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, ditch prep, reseeding, and installation of small signs.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, ditch prep, reseeding, and installation of small signs.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, seeding, bridge painting, ditch prep, reseeding southbound, and installation of small signs.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving, signal work at Bliss Spillar, topsoil, driveways, ditch prep, and placement of small signs.

The paving, ditch prep, and seeding activities will create a moderate impact to traffic in some areas. All other activities will have a minimal impact to traffic.

*THERE WILL BE VARIOUS SINGLE STREET LANE CLOSURES FROM 04/22/2015 TO 05/08/2015 FOR PAVING OF THE SIDE STREETS INCLUDING JOHNSON LANE, BIG VALLEY DR., LAKEWOOD DR., LEISUREWOODS DR., WESTWAY DR., AND ELM GROVE LN. THE LANE CLOSURES WILL BE FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. AS LONG AS WEATHER PERMITS.*

Status Update

Activities for 04/13/2015 to 04/28/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, ditch prep, reseeding southbound, and installation of small signs.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, ditch prep, reseeding southbound, and installation of small signs.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, seeding, bridge painting, ditch prep, reseeding southbound, and installation of small signs.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving, signal work at Bliss Spillar, topsoil, driveways, ditch prep, and placement of small signs.

The paving, ditch prep, and seeding activities will create a moderate impact to traffic in some areas. All other activities will have a minimal impact to traffic.

Status Update

Activities for 04/06/2015 to 04/18/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, and ditch prep.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, and ditch prep.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, seeding, bridge coating, and ditch prep.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to paving, signal work at Bliss Spillar, topsoil, driveways, ditch prep, and placement of small signs.

The paving activities will create a moderate impact to traffic in some areas. All other activities will have a minimal impact to traffic.

Status Update

Activities for 03/30/2015 to 04/11/2015

  • RM 967 to Jerry’s Lane will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, ditch prep, reseeding, small sign placement, and riprap.
  • Jerry’s Lane to McKinnon Loop will have construction activity related to placing base, prime coat, and paving.
  • McKinnon Loop to the Travis County Line will have construction activity related to paving, topsoil, seeding, and small sign placement.
  • Travis County Line to Brodie Lane will have construction activity related to placing base, prime coat, paving, signal work at Bliss Spillar, topsoil, driveways, ditch prep, and placement of small signs.

The paving activities will create a moderate impact to traffic in some areas. All other activities will have a minimal impact to traffic.