SAN ANGELO – The street reconstruction project on College Hills Blvd. in San Angelo begins Monday with utility work. According to the City of San Angelo, work will begin on College Hills from Loop 306 to Ave. N with utility work.
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Utility work will begin on May 16 on College Hills Boulevard. Traffic control will be set up along portions of College Hills Boulevard from Loop 306 to Avenue N.
Travel lanes may be reduced down to one lane north and southbound along College Hills Boulevard and some detours may be required to allow for work to be completed.
Motorists traveling on College Hills Boulevard need to be cautious of changes to travel lanes due to construction.
Road work will also get underway Monday on Rio Concho Drive at the intersection with Bell St.
Reece Albert, Inc. will begin work at the intersection of Bell Street and Rio Concho Drive on Monday, May 16. The west side of the intersection will be closed as work begins. Construction will move west towards S. Irene Street throughout the week and continue west to Magdalen Street. Motorists traveling in the area need to be cautious of changes to travel lanes and possible detours due to construction.
The projects are a part of the city's master plan for streets.
In 2016, the City began a 10-year, $80 million commitment to improve some of San Angelo’s worst streets. This effort stemmed from the 2015 Fugro Roadware study, in which 660 lane miles of City streets were analyzed. After decades of deferred maintenance, San Angelo’s streets earned a pavement condition index of 45.9 on a 100-point scale.
The study ranked in priority order several stretches of streets that require total reconstruction. Those include portions of Bell and 29th streets; MLK, College Hills and Southwest boulevards; Avenue N and Glenna Drive. Many other streets were prioritized for mill and overlay – a method that removes the surface layer of asphalt from the street before a new layer of asphalt is overlaid.
City Council committed to issuing $16 million in bonds every other year over the coming decade to finance street projects. That debt will not impact the property tax rate.