TxDOT outlines highway plans

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Gillespie County Commissioners were clued in Monday as to what the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to do with local roadways over the next four years, from 2014-2017.

Joe Ramos, a senior director for the Alamo Area Council of Governments and a handful of TxDOT engineers/planners were on hand to discuss scheduled changes and receive input from commissioners on what they feel are high priority areas.

Projects they identified as “let” or completed are to replace bridges and approaches at four different water-crossing areas in Gillespie, including: Kneese Road at Palo Alto Creek (two structures;) Old San Antonio Road at the Pedernales River; Goehmann Lane at Barons Creek, and Boos Lane at the Pedernales River.

Planned projects from 2015-2018, which will be paid for by state funding, according to TxDOT, will include:

• Texturizing (improving) shoulders and profile markers on U.S. Highway 290 from the Kimble County line to 12.79 miles east of the Kimble County line;

• Improving shoulders and profile markers on U.S. Highway 290, 12.79 miles east of the Kimble County line to .85 miles west of U.S. Highway 87;

• Improving shoulders and profile markers on Texas Highway 16, from the Llano County line to 1.483 miles north of Ranch to Market Road 1323;

• Milling, sealing and adding thin overlay on Texas Highway 16, from U.S. Highway 87 (Main Street) to Ridgewood Drive in Fredericksburg; 

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