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Bond Updates

Updates about the five propositions passed in the November 2014 election.

Sep 19

2014 Bond Project Update - Prop 3 (Streets) and Prop 4 (Drainage)

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 6:52 PM by David Marino

2014 BOND PROJECT UPDATES - STREETS AND DRAINAGE

As we move into 2019, construction will begin on many of the City’s drainage and street projects. These projects are associated with the bond passed by voters in November 2014. The bond includes five propositions aimed at improving streets, drainage, parks and trails, and municipal and public safety facilities. Below you will find anticipated construction dates for Proposition 3 (Streets) and Proposition 4 (Drainage). Times are subject to change. We have also included two timelines with more detailed information on the projects.   

PROPOSITION 3 STREETS       

PROJECT 1
OLD GOFORTH ROAD

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Dedicated left and right turn lanes at Tom Green Elementary

· Intersection safety improvements at FM 2001

· Increase pedestrian connectivity between subdivisions and school

· Aesthetic enhancements

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: January 2019 - October 2019


PROJECT 2
MAIN STREET

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Widening of the Bradfield Drive / Main Street Intersection and extension of the 5 lane section to the west of Santa Cruz Catholic church

· Signal Modification at Bradfield Drive and Main Street to accommodate additional lanes

· Bradfield Park cross culvert extension / modification

· Extension of sidewalk along Main Street and improved accessibility to Bradfield Park

· Select areas for pavement base repair

· Pavement overlay and re-striping

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: January 2019 - December 2019  


PROJECT 3
MAIN STREET AT RM 967

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Widening of existing pavement for dedicated left turn lanes

· Extend limits of current right turn lane

· Maintain existing diagonal parking

· Relocation of traffic signal poles

· Reconfiguration of sidewalks

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: July 2019 - January 2020


PROJECT 4
SAN ANTONIO ST./GARISON ROAD (Ongoing)

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Widening of existing pavement to enhance parking at Buda City Park

· Intersection safety improvements by separating San Antonio St. and Garison Road turning movements

· Aesthetic enhancements

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: July 2018 - December 2018 (Ongoing)


RAINY DAY PROJECT
CABELA’S CONNECTOR

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Just west of Cabela’s Drive to the Bradfield Park cross culverts

· Bradfield Park cross culverts to Railroad Street

· the Cabela’s Drive / Goforth Road connector

PROJECT STILL IN DESIGN
Preliminary Engineering - June 2017 - December 2017
Design - June 2017 - December 2017 - Currently at 30% design. Project added to Bond Program due to surplus funds.
Final Design - November 2018 - February 2019   


PROPOSITION 4 DRAINAGE


PROJECT 1 (Ongoing)
HOUSTON STREET

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Channel improvements and culvert upgrades along Houston St., Railroad St., and main channel  

· New storm drain inlets at Houston St. and Rose St.

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: July 2018 - February 2019 (Ongoing)


PROJECT 2
OXBOW NEIGHBORHOOD

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Channel improvements and culvert upgrades along main channel 

ANTICIPATED CONTSRUCTION: January 2019 - September 2019


PROJECT 3
FIRE STATION/BLUFF ST. (DIVERSION) 

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Flood diversion (relief) channel from unnamed tributary to Onion Creek

  •    Box culverts at Jack C. Hays Trail (FM 967)

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: July 2019 - June 2020


PROJECT 4
W. GOFORTH

The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along W. Goforth and Union Pacific Railroad Track

ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION: November 2019 - January 2020
Proposition 3 Bond Progress (Rev 9-16-18)

Proposition 4 Bond Progress (Rev 9-17-18)

Aug 16

Houston Street Drainage Improvement Project Update

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM by David Marino

HOUSTON STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
First Phase of Construction Begins on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

BUDA, TX — On Thursday, August 16, construction will begin on the first phase of the Houston Street Drainage Improvement project. Smith Contracting will begin performing trenching and utility work on Rose Street at Lilly Street. This phase of the project will include open cut excavation and construction of drainage improvements within public easements and street right-of-way. There will be a total of 8 phases

ROSE STREET CLOSURE

Rose Street, between Railroad Street and Cedar Street, will be closed to all through traffic during the project. The closure begins on August 16.  Detour signs will be up in the area.  However, access will be allowed to local businesses and residential properties along Rose Street and Lilly Street for the duration of the construction project.

The contractor will be allowed to work between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be required to secure the construction zone overnight, and have a traffic control plan in force at all times during work within the public right-of-way.

The project is expected to be finished in late November 2018. We will keep you updated throughout each phase of the drainage improvement project. The  improvements are being made as part of Bond Proposition 4.

SEQUENCE OF WORK

Phase 1:  Full closure and detour of Rose Street at Lilly Street. Construct culvert across Rose Street and along Lilly Street.

Phase 2:  Construct open channel along Lilly Street.

Phase 3:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 4:  Detour eastbound Houston Street at Prairie Avenue. Construct culverts across intersection.

Phase 5:  Construct open channel along Pucket Alley. 

Phase 6:  Detour westbound Rose Street. Construction culvert along Rose Street. Construct culvert along Rose Street.Minimize duration of mid-block driveway  closure.

Phase 7:  Full closure and detour of Railroad Street north of Rose Street. Construct culvert under Railroad Street.

Phase 8:  Full closure and detour of Houston Street between Main Street and Railroad Street. Construct culvert under Houston Street.  

Aug 16

Green Meadows Splash Pad Update - Aug. 16, 2018

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM by David Marino

Green Meadows Splash Pad Video Update - Aug. 16, 2018

Work on the Green Meadows Splash Pad is nearing completion.
“We are looking at late September or maybe October time frame. The season for these are most likely going to be March through October. We will have solid month to have this open for the public,” Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer said. "The above ground amenities are complete. The geysers and jets are in place, so everything on the splash pad itself is ready to go.”  
Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer says there is the possibility of keeping the Green Meadows splash pad open through November, depending on the weather.    
Right now our contractor, Vortex Inc., is working on the pump room.
“We’re putting in the foundation and materials above the foundation for the pump room and the bathroom. Our contractor Vortex is working on that part of the project. Public Works will come in behind them and lay down the foundation for the bathroom portion of the building. We will have to do some testing to make sure everything is operational and functioning the way it was designed. Vortex will also show us the settings on everything so that we can preset the splash pad for operational times.”
Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department.
“We will be re-vegetating the area around the perimeter of the splash pad itself. After that we will be ready to do a grand opening.”
We will keep you updated on the grand opening date.
Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.