City leaders updated on progress of TxDOT projects

SEGUIN, Texas – Recently, the Mayor Don Keil, City Manager Doug Faseler and staff members met with officials from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a progress report of ongoing projects.

The following are the latest updates regarding TxDOT-led projects currently under construction, or soon to be underway, within the city limits of Seguin:

Improvements to 123 business from IH-10 to the railroad are planned for summer 2016. The improvements will consist of improved traffic lanes in both directions, a continuous center turn-lane, bike lanes (both directions), sidewalks (both sides of the roadway) and drainage improvements. The City has already acquired all of the additional necessary right-of-way, and relocated the electric utilities.

IH-10, Hwy. 46, FM 78 and Access Road Improvements are scheduled to begin in November 2015. The project is scheduled to take three years to complete.

Installation of a traffic signal at 123 Business and 123 Bypass is going to require negotiations with property owners regarding driveway placement and some additional engineering. The project is scheduled for completion in seven months.

King Street is scheduled for reconstruction from Kingsbury to Court Street. This resurfacing work should begin fall 2016.

After review of the curve of FM 466 at Preston Drive, TxDOT is going to install rumble strips within the lanes of traffic on both sides of the curve to warn drivers of the curve ahead. Rumble strips make a noise and creates a slight vibration when you drive over them to alert drivers of conditions ahead. The 40 mph signs currently posted beyond the 30 mph advisory signs are going to be removed. The rumble work and sign removal is expected to be completed in August. A traffic study will be performed in September on the intersection and curve. The results from this study will indicate if more significant improvements are warranted.

Click here for the official press release.

Posted by: Morgan Ash