SAN ANGELO, TX – Construction on Southwest Blvd. in San Angelo began Monday and is expected to take two and a half years to complete.
As we reported earlier, Reece Albert is the contractor for the project. Work crews began setting up traffic cones Monday the entire length of the busy street.
The Southwest Boulevard Project consists of two phases:
Phase A will begin at Twin Mountain Drive and end at Rockbrook Drive. Phase A consists of a mill and overlay, full reconstruction at the Southland-Southwest intersection and the railroad crossing near Lamar Elementary, and sidewalk and pedestrian improvements from Twin Mountain Drive to Dominion Ridge Drive.
Phase B will begin at Rockbrook Drive and end by Cavender’s at the Houston Harte Expressway frontage road. Phase B consists of a mill and overlay from Rockbrook Drive to Sherwood Way. There are three areas of full reconstruction: Sherwood Way to Houston Harte Frontage Road, the low water crossing adjacent to Hobby Lobby, and the Sunset Boulevard intersection. The low water crossing adjacent to McDonald’s will also be improved. These improvements include installation of larger conveyance structures underneath the roadway, as well as the total crossing being raised 2 to 2.5 feet.
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Total project cost: $5,925,288.67
Timeline: Approximately 2.5 years
This project is part of the 10-year, $80-million Capital Improvement Plan for street rehabilitation/reconstruction approved by City Council in 2015. The need and timing of this rehabilitation project was based on the Fugro study completed in 2015. Pavement condition index scores, road classification, average daily traffic and opinions of probable costs based on funding availability were used to determine the project timing within the plan.