The Hays County Transportation Department began mobilizing and establishing erosion control measures on Manchaca Springs Road, north of Buda last week.
The project consists of road construction and drainage improvements for Manchaca Springs Road, where it intersects Old San Antonio Road.
Construction will run approximately from March 11 through the first week of April, and then move over to Old San Antonio Road for the same type of work approximately starting the second week of April through the month of July.
This is in anticipation of the new Hays CISD elementary school opening in August.
The work on Old San Antonio Rd., to add the turn lane at New Buda Elementary School, began a week ago. Due to the level of traffic traveling southbound, the contractor and Hays County put in place barricades that only allow for local traffic to pass through.
There were safety concerns for the contractor as they work in the area of Manchaca Springs and Old San Antonio Rd. Weather permitting, the work at this intersection will be complete in early April 2019. One lane will be open to traffic after the construction at the intersection is complete.
There will always be a lane of traffic open, or detour, on each road during their respective construction work phases.
For questions or more information please contact the Hays County Transportation Department at (512) 393-7385.