New Proposed Bridge and Changes to other Road Plans

How about this item on the City of Kyle Agenda, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017?  There is a new bridge, plus changes to four planned roads.  However, there are no public hearings for this vote.  You can speak at the regularly scheduled public comment period if you wish.

 

  1. Consider possible action to update the Transportation Master Plan. ~ Leon Barba,

P.E., City Engineer

The Transportation Master Plan was updated and adopted by City Council on March 15, 2016. City Council is being asked to consider the adoption of five new amendments described as:

Amendment #1 – Blanco River Span Bridge

Amendment #2 – Kyle Parkway from Dacy Lane to Lehman Rd.

Amendment #3 – Rebel Road/RM 150 from Center St. to IH35 Southbound Frontage Road

Amendment #4 – Bebee Rd. connection from Seton Parkway to Kyle Parkway

Amendment #5 – Seton Parkway South Extension

Let’s take a closer look.

#Amendment #1 — Blanco River Span Bridge – This is part of an agreement the City of Kyle approved on May 3, 2016.  The Nance-Bradshaw developer’s agreement passed council via a 5-2 vote.  It appears the bridge is needed to help the development take place.

Recently, the Blanco River Span Bridge was on the CAMPO agenda.  The City of Kyle had hoped to get it approved for the CAMPO Transportation Plan.  The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the federally mandated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) responsible for comprehensive transportation planning in the Austin, Texas, USA, area, including Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet and Caldwell counties. CAMPO is one of 25 Texas MPOs.

The CAMPO Board members stated that bringing it to CAMPO was premature because the bridge is not on the City of Kyle Master Road Plan.  It’s not on the City of San Marcos or Hays County plans either.

Amendment #1 – Blanco River Span Bridge

Amendment #2 – Kyle Parkway from Dacy Lane to Lehman Rd.

Amendment #3 – Rebel Road/RM 150 from Center St. to IH35 Southbound Frontage Road

Amendment #4 – Bebee Rd. connection from Seton Parkway to Kyle Parkway

Amendment #5 – Seton Parkway South Extension

Current Plan

Proposed Plan

Kyle Master Transportation Plan meeting March 9th

One of the most important road meetings of the year is happening this Monday, March 9, 2015Kyle Transporation Plan Its kinda of a big deal

Kyle is going to revise its Master Transportation Plan. A transportation plan has the following objectives.

•Study the current transportation system.

•Project the impacts of Kyle’s growth on the transportation system.

•Determine improvements to the transportation system.

•Develop an implementation plan.

In the words of Will Ferrell from the Anchorman movie, it’s kind of a big deal.

At the meeting you will be able to learn about transportation planning, help set goals and priorities and mark up maps with your ideas!

In addition to the discussion about the transportation plan, the five road bond consultants will be on hand to answer questions you might have regarding the five road bond projects.

•Bunton Creek

•Goforth

•Lehman

•Burleson

•Marketplace

By the way, the city has told me that plans for the Bunton Creek Roadway project are 90% complete and the Right of Way process started late last month, February 2015.

Read more about the Master Transportation project at KyleConnect.com

Another community meeting will take place in August 2015 and a final wrap-up public meeting will be held in November 2015.

The city’s consultant will present a plan to the Kyle City Council in December 2015.

The Meeting will take place at the Kyle Library located at 550 Scott St. Kyle, TX 78640, Monday, March 9th, starting at 7 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

Part 1 – Introductions and Priorities

Scott Sellers, City Manager

Leon Barba, City Engineer (KTMP Manager)

Project Team staff

Part 2 – “Transportation Planning 101”

Purpose of a Transportation Plan

Plan Elements

o Corridor Network

o Typical Sections (including Complete Streets)

o Cost Estimates, Funding Sources, and Schedule

o Coordination with Other Plans / Programs

§ Economic Development

§ Land Use / Zoning

§ Utility and other Infrastructure

o History in Kyle – 2005 and 2010 plans

Part 3 – Moving Forward

Current KTMP Scope of Work

o Process and Deliverables

o Planned KTMP Public / Stakeholder Involvement

Funding – What to pay for, when, and with what money?

Policy Direction and Council Desires

Part 4 – Current Road Bond Projects

Part 5 – Goal Setting and Map Exercise with Council and Citizens

Hays County Precinct 2 Town Hall Meeting Feb 27th

Hays County has several projects in progress in Precinct 2 and more planned.  Come learn about all of them at a town hall meeting, February 27, 2013 at 6:30pm.  The meeting is at the new Precinct 2 building at 5458 FM 2770 in Kyle, near Barton Middle School.

 

Mark Jones is in his first term as the Precinct 2 Commissioner.

Mark Jones
Mark Jones

For questions regarding this meeting please contact: Jennifer Scott, at 512-262-2091

Construction of New Bridge on Dacy Lane

Construction of New Bridge to Close Dacy Lane (CR 205)
for Six Months Beginning December 20

If you’ve driver around Dacy Lane, you’ve noticed the road work has started.

The city issued the following press release:

Dacy Lane from north of Seton Parkway to south of Downing Way will be closed to through traffic for the construction of a four-lane bridge with sidewalks over Bunton Creek. The road will be closed beginning December 20 and is expected to be closed for six months.

During the construction, traffic northbound on Dacy Lane will be detoured onto westbound Kyle Parkway to the northbound I-35 frontage road, then east on Bebee Road and back to Dacy Lane. Southbound Dacy Lane traffic will be detoured east on Bebee Road, south on Goforth Road and west on Goforth Road/Bunton Branch, then back to Dacy Lane.

The improvements to Dacy Lane are funded by Hays County and the City of Kyle.

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