Pardon our dust. Schertz Parkway reconstruction is getting underway!
TRAFFIC DETOUR: December 13-29, 2017.
As we continue the Schertz Parkway Reconstruction Project, it is now necessary to close E. Live Oak Road at Schertz Parkway in order to reconstruct the northbound lanes of Schertz Parkway through the intersection of E. Live Oak Road and to widen Live Oak Road at the intersection. The closure will begin tomorrow Wednesday, December 13th and will continue until approximately December 29th weather permitting. Two way traffic on Schertz Parkway will remain open throughout the duration of the closure.
Because of the closure, a detour for local traffic attempting to move from Live Oak Road to Schertz Parkway (and vice versa) will be routed through the Misty Woods and Mesa Oaks Subdivisions. Access to the convenience store and day care will be available from Live Oak Road into the convenience store parking lot during this intersection closure. Engineering believes that access to the day care from Schertz Parkway will re-open in conjunction with or possibly before the Live Oak Road intersection reopening.
In an effort to encourage non-local traffic to use alternate routes, such as Woodland Oaks Drive and Elbel Road, to travel between F.M. 3009 and Schertz Parkway signage is being posted on F.M. 3009 approaching Live Oak Road encouraging the use of these alternate routes. One of our goals is to minimize any non-local use of the neighborhood roadways. Another goal is to not make the neighborhood only exit onto Live Oak Road/FM 3009.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to reconstruct this critical intersection in our City.
Update: December 8, 2017
During the week beginning December 3 Capital Excavation was able to complete some of the new concrete pavement. The first 300 feet was poured on Tuesday, December 5. The next section of pavement was supposed to be poured on Thursday, December 7, but the weather caused a delay. The recent rain and snow prevented Capital Excavation from continuing their work effort.
With the storms subsiding and warmer temperatures on Friday, December 8, Capital was able to get back to work on the project. They have formed up and prepped for the next section of pavement. They plan to pour the next 300-foot section of concrete pavement on Monday, December 11. They also plan to pour again on Wednesday, December 13 and Friday, December 15.
During the week beginning December 10 the traffic control set-up will change. Two-way traffic on Schertz Parkway will continue to be maintained as it is now. On December 13, the intersection of Mesa Verde will re-open and Live Oak Road will close at Schertz Parkway. You will not be able to access Live Oak from Schertz Parkway. We suggest using a different route to move through the project area. Residents can detour around the Live Oak closure via Oak Valley, Misty Cove, and Mesa Verde. Live Oak Road will reopen at the end of December, when the new concrete pavement has cured appropriately for traffic. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience as we complete construction of the new pavement.
Responsible City Department: Engineering Department
Contractor: Capital Excavation
Project Start: October 2, 2017
Anticipated completion date: March 30, 2018
Work Completed Since Last Report:- Mostly complete placing and compacting base material for Phase 2.
- Set forms and tied reinforcing steel for the first two segments.
- Placed concrete for the first segment of Phase 2.
- Continued work on south side of E. Live Oak Road to widen roadway.
- Continue to set forms and tie reinforcing steel ahead of concrete placement.
- Continue to place concrete on an every other day schedule.
- Close E. Live Oak Road at Schertz Parkway (Scheduled for 12/13)
- Remove existing asphalt and base material at E. Live Oak Road and Schertz Parkway.
- Complete placing and compacting base material for Phase 2.