Williamson County will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 1st at 10 a.m. for the bridge improvements along Hairy Man Road across Brushy Creek, just south of Sam Bass Road. The bridge railing was damaged by a variety of collisions and Tropical Storm Hermine last year. The new guardrail and concrete rail will greatly enhance safety on the heavily used bridge. Patin Construction completed the project in about a month and it was paid for with voter approved bonds. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held a few blocks west of the bridge, at the easternmost terminus of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. Commissioner Valerie Covey and I will host the ceremony which will feature a ceremony and light refreshments.
Additionally, we will soon start the resurfacing project. Here is the press release from the county:
“Williamson County is responsible for maintaining approximately 1,700 miles of county roads spread over an area of 1,124 square miles. Preparation for an extensive resurfacing project began late last winter and has continued throughout the spring to include repairs to cracks and potholes in the roads. The next step in the preventive maintenance process is to reseal the roads. When applied properly and at the right time, this treatment can increase the life of asphalt by years.
On Tuesday, July 5, Williamson County’s Department of Infrastructure will begin the initial resurfacing operation for many of the subdivision roads in the unincorporated areas of the county south of FM 1431. Roadwork will begin in the following subdivisions:
Spanish Oak Terrace, Sweet Farms, Brushy Creek North, Tonkawa Village, Great Oaks, Oak Brook, Fern Bluff, Hillside at Brushy Creek, Stone Canyon, Brushy Creek, Brushy Creek Village, Cat Hollow, Meadows of Brushy Creek, Woods of Brushy Creek and the Estates of Brushy Creek.
Substantial completion is anticipated early to mid-August. Please note that all vehicles, including those parked along the curb, must be moved off the street during the resurfacing process.
To maintain a continuous flow of information to its residents, Williamson County has established a web page and a hotline for tracking progress on the project. Door hangers will be placed on the front doors of all residences in the affected areas several days before work is scheduled to begin.
For more detailed information including the projected resurfacing schedule and outlined maintenance process, please visit www.wilco.org/resurfacing or call 512-943-3393.”
(This column consists of my opinions and observations and does not reflect those of any other person or organization.)