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FM 306 Construction’s Back on Track

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Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) repair crews worked on some of the worst spots on FM 306 on May 2-3, but road construction is far from over in Precinct 4.

Jen Crownover, Comal County Commissioner Pct. 4, said on her Facebook page Friday morning that she met with TXDOT officials after Thursday’s Comal County Commissioners Court meeting in New Braunfels.

She says the reason for delays on FM 306 Hoffman to River Chase is a that a “vegetative subcontractor” quit, forcing Curran Construction to find a new sub-contractor to finish prep work for the final paving/striping in that area.

“And now the rest of the sidewalk, erosion control, and lighting/signing/signal work is happening — before the final pavement,” she posted.

“TXDOT has asked Curran to go ahead and proceed with the final paving and striping at their earliest opportunity, and deal with the vegetative part of the project when the new sub can get to the project. We should be seeing some action very soon.”

Crownover says she anticipates the project will be completed by summer, as originally projected.

Also, she says residents’ concerns about dangerous issues created by barricades are being addressed.

Other News on Road Repairs

On May 3, Crownover also posted status updates about other projects.

281/Guadalupe Bridge

“There have been some delays, but the bridge contractor should be on site next week. The stoplight in that area will also be adjusted to better accommodate the traffic flow with the lane diversion. The total timeline for the project is approximately a year. It includes a total rehabilitation and restoration of the metal bridge, with all precautions for the environment and river below.”

281/Post Office Detour

“This project has been awarded to Hunter Industries, and should start in the next couple months. From their start of work, Hunter has six months to complete the job — but they are anticipating it to be completed quicker than that.”

FM 306 & FM 2673 Maintenance

“TXDOT is currently addressing the worst areas of these roads. Full resurfacing is not in the budget and on the schedule a later date, but they are monitoring conditions.”

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