This Week’s Top 2 Road Construction Projects In Kyle

This Week’s Top 2 Road Construction Projects In Kyle

Staff Report

Last week Kyle started the long-awaited reconstruction of Lehman Road. Kyle residents should be prepared for detours during the roadwork.

Underground utilities will kickoff this reconstruction project, with an estimated project wrap up the timeline of 24 months and the closed portion of FM 150 to Masonwood to last several months.

However, inclement weather and other issues can affect the anticipated schedule throughout the entire project.

Motorists should be prepared for detours and closures during the construction period. The contractor is required to display signage in advance of traffic changes, lane shifts, detours and closures.

The Hays CISD transportation department has been informed of the detours and is planning bus routes accordingly. Student drivers who use Lehman Rd. from FM 150 should use the detours listed below.

For updates on current road closures and detours due to construction, please click here.

Burleson St.: Began Construction September 2018 (approximately 24-month project) — This is a planned major reconstruction of the road and part of the 2013 road bond approved by Kyle voters. The work involves moving utilities and adding turn lanes.

The section between Miller to Center (in front of Old Kyle City Hall/Krug Activity Center) is now open! The section of Burleson from Center to Lockhart is anticipated to open sometime in May; the city will know more specific details in the coming weeks.

Some minor disruptions to traffic in the coming weeks may be needed as the city still has some pending work (illumination, landscaping). Officials will use social media to communicate any issue/temporary closures if needed.

Contractor currently has the following portion of Burleson closed: from Center to Tenorio St. (by St. Anthony’s Church). Side streets are passable for local traffic only. Detour signs are posted. Detours go through the Silverado and Spring Branch neighborhoods.

Drainage work has commenced at St. Anthony’s.

This is a planned major reconstruction of the road and part of the 2013 road bond approved by Kyle voters. The work involves moving utilities and adding turn lanes.

**Note: as work moves north toward Marketplace, the contractor will set new detours. We will work to keep everyone updated.**

Lehman Rd.: Began Construction February 2019 (approximately 24-month project) —

Beginning Feb. 25, Cash Construction closed Lehman Rd. to traffic from FM 150 to Masonwood Dr. The overall Lehman Rd. the reconstruction project is estimated to be 20-24 months; the portion from FM 150 to Masonwood will be several months. However, inclement weather and other issues can affect the estimated schedule.

As the work progresses north, different segments of Lehman Rd. will be closed to thru traffic. Signage will be posted in advance. We will update this webpage, and also use social media and our weekly e-News to keep residents up to date on changes and closures.

During this project, the contractor will:

  • Bore under FM 150 to install a 30-inch waste water line and a reclaim line that will service our growing community
  • Make drainage improvements along the road up to Masonwood
  • Completely reconstruct Lehman Road, adding turn lanes and a sidewalk

In terms of drainage improvements, the contractor will raise the profile and install a larger drainage structure at the south low-water crossing (closest to FM 150). This will reduce the number of times the road will need to be closed due to large rain events.  

Detours from westbound FM 150 will be:

  1. Take I-35 access road to Philomena (formerly Goforth) to Masonwood, turn left onto Lehman Rd.
  2. Take I-35 access road to Bunton Creek Rd. and turn right onto Lehman Rd.

Detours from eastbound FM 150 will be:

  1. Cross the Center St. bridge over I-35. Turn left onto the I-35 access road, turn right onto Philomena (formerly Goforth), right on Masonwood, then left on Lehman Rd.
  2. Cross the Center St. bridge over I-35. Turn left onto the I-35 access road, turn right on Bunton Creek Rd. then turn right onto Lehman Rd.

**NOTE: The Plum Creek Conservation has a legal interest at the southern low water crossing that requires the City to remove soil out of Lake Kyle to compensate for the soil that will be placed along Lehman Rd. to elevate the road profile. The contractor will need to access the Lake Kyle through the Four Seasons neighborhood to remove the required soil. We are making plans with Cash Construction to minimize the inconvenience to the residents of that community.**

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of March 29, the city and contractor are in agreement that the Pie in the Sky Festival over Labor Day weekend will take place at Lake Kyle as expected. 

Also, the contractor is working in front of the Public Works facility on FM 150. The work involves lowering the stormwater grate, moving to place the water barriers, and excavating. The staff at PAWS has been notified as some of the work and closures may affect their parking lot and access. 

Marketplace ExtensionThis road is NOW OPEN! 

This is the new road from the circle at Marketplace and Burleson St. east to the I-35 Frontage Rd. It is part of the 2013 road bond approved by Kyle voters. Barricades are still up; please do not go around them – they are there for your safety.

NOTE: The safety light will be installed once the materials are available to the contractor.

Please note that the Lehman and Burleson projects involve a complete overhaul; utilities are being moved and crews are doing major reconstruction of the roadways. The City of Kyle has asked motorists to be patient throughout the duration of the project.

For more information on Kyle’s road bond projects, visit the city’s website.


 

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