TRANSPORTATION UPDATES NBU begins work on East South Street water lines On June 20, New Braunfels
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ROAD CLOSURES Portions of South Central Avenue and East South Street will be closed intermittently until at least mid-August. Timeline: June-August Cost: $425,000 SOURCE: NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Utilities began work on a $425,000 East South Street and South Central Avenue water line realignment project, expected to improve aging infrastructure in the Comal Town neighborhood in conjunction with roadwork being completed by the city in the same vicinity. About 900 linear feet of existing 6-inch water lines that run between South Union Avenue and South Houston Avenue are to be replaced with 8-inch water lines, according to a press release. That part of the project will last until August. Additionally, another 100 linear feet of 8-inch water line will be relocated from the East South Street intersection toward Common Street. MGC Contractors will lead the project, expected to begin in early July and be complete in mid-August, funded through NBU’s capital improvements budget. The water lines date back to at least the 1950s but are being replaced so the city can
Surface Water Treatment Plant capi- tal improvement project continues New Braunfels Utilities announced plans to begin work on its Surface Wa- ter Treatment Plant project later this month, according to a press release. The $11.53 million water line project will provide additional capacity to deliver water to residents and alleviate high-pressure issues. Trac controls are in place at Gruene Road between Rivercrest Drive and Waterway Lane and will move along Gruene Road creating delays. Timeline: February 2022-spring 2023 Cost: $11.53 million Funding source: New Braunfels Utilities
repave roadways, NBU Chief Water Engineer Shawn Schorn said. “We’re lowering it so that the city can come in and make a full pavement repair,” Schorn said. The added diameter in the new lines also likely will not provide a signicant change in water pressure. “In terms of high demand, you can see the pressure won’t drop as much, but it’s not really going to; it’s not going to provide higher pressure,” he said. Roadways are expected to be
closed intermittently to through trac, but residences and businesses will have vehicular access at all times, according to the release. Minor detours might be required for short periods of time during water line and customer service tie-ins to the new lines. Those detours for residents will begin in late July through mid- August, and 48-hour advance notice will be provided for any outages to occur during that time to tie in new water lines.
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 20. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT NBFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.
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