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The Street & Bridge Division is responsible for maintaining all roadways, alleys and pertinent structures related to both. It also performs a wide variety of other tasks, including but not limited to herbiciding and mosquito spraying, picking up illegal dumping, and setting barrels out for flooding and street closure permits.

The 2020 HA5 street maintenance project begins April 9, 2020 

The 2020 HA5 street maintenance project will begin next week.

HA5 is an effort to change the city’s focus from a reactive/repair-focused operation, to a proactive/preservation operation. Not every roadway is a candidate for the HA5 method, its primary target are roads that have minimal wear and cracking. The primary function of HA5 does two things:

- Seals the roadway to prevent penetration of water into the road’s base.
- The product acts like a sunscreen, which protects the road from oxidation from the sun’s UV light.

Click here to view the maps of the selected areas (4-21-20).

Some key points:

  • Once HA5 is applied, it cannot be driven on for 24 hours. We ask residents to give consideration to their neighbors that may be displaced during the cure time and park in their driveways so their neighbors can park on the street.
  • Once HA5 is applied and a vehicle is parked in a driveway, they won’t be able to leave until the product cures and the area is opened to traffic. Roads are closed at 8 a.m., so residents have time to leave or repark their vehicles before the road is shut down.
  • We know the 24-hour cure time is an inconvenience. But we hope the benefit of HA5 over sealcoat (8 years of cleaner, quieter, less aggressive to walk on, maintains aesthetic color) will outweigh that short inconvenience.
  • Andale will have a shuttle service to carry residences from their vehicle to their home if necessary.
  • Residents will see work beginning on Friday, April 10.

I’ve also attached the towing notification residents are getting as well. Some key points on the towing notification:

  • Residents cannot access the street for only the 24 hours that HA5 is applied in front of their home - not for the full 18 days stated on the flyer.

If a vehicle is parked on the street during the application time, Home Motors will tow it out of the construction zone, and then place it back in the original location after the HA5 cures. The City will pay for all tows.

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The Street & Bridge Division is responsible for maintaining all roadways, alleys and pertinent structures related to both. It also performs a wide variety of other tasks, including but not limited to herbiciding and mosquito spraying, picking up illegal dumping, and setting barrels out for flooding and street closure permits.

 

Bell Street Reconstruction Project

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Speed limits on Bell Street have been reduced to 25 mph in construction zones to ensure workers’ and motorists’ safety as the roadway is being rebuilt.

The contractor on the $22 million reconstruction of Bell Street is Reece Albert of San Angelo. The work began in July of 2018 and is estimated to be completed in late 2021.

The project involves removing, replacing and relocating water and sewer lines at a cost of approximately $12 million. The remaining $10 million will be spent rebuilding the roadway from the base up. Its new driving surface will be concrete, which is more durable and requires less maintenance and fewer repairs than asphalt.

Current project update (Jan. 2020):

Old Ballinger Highway to U.S. Highway 67 is complete.

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U.S. Highway 67 to Pulliam street is approximately 50% complete in rebuilding the roadway and replacing the driving surface with concrete.

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Pulliam Street to the Concho River is approximately 30% complete with sewer infrastructure currently being replaced, once the utilities have been moved then the construction on rebuilding the roadway will begin.

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Bell Street Road Closures and Detours 

Underground utilities on Bell Street are being installed before pavement construction can proceed. This work requires portions of Bell Street to be fully closed. Vehicles will be detoured onto side streets around the work areas, which may stretch as far as three blocks long.    

The work will be ongoing for the next several months. 

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Drivers should anticipate different work zone conditions from day to day.    

Work zone traffic control signs, barricades and detours will be placed in the appropriate areas. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and observe all signs.

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