Pardon our dust. Schertz Parkway reconstruction is getting underway!
Capital Excavation recently removed most of the street section in the southbound lanes of Schertz Parkway. This removal was primarily completed using a Milling Machine. This machine uses a spinning drum with metal teeth to dig, pulverize, and mix the existing material. This week, Capital Excavation will finish the excavation work (removing the areas the milling machine could not) and begin compacting and preparing the subgrade. This work will take longer than the removal operations. Once the subgrade is properly compacted, the new base material will be placed and compacted. The new base material will be some of the material the milling machine pulverized and mixed from the excavation. Once the base has been placed and properly compacted, the new concrete pavement will be poured. Even though two-way traffic is being maintained, there will be congestion in the project area. Please slow down and allow extra time for your journey through the project area. Thank you for your patience while we work to complete this much-needed project.
UPDATE as of October 11: A contractor inadvertently damaged an underground conduit for the traffic signal at Schertz Parkway and Live Oak Road. As a result, the traffic signal had to be deactivated and the intersection converted to a multi-way stop. This will cause more delay and backup at the intersection. This arrangement is only temporary and not the “normal” traffic control for the construction project. Work is underway to restore the traffic signal operation as quickly as possible. Once the signal is repaired, the multi-way stop will be removed. Please be patient as we affect repairs and allow for extra time driving through the project area. If you can avoid the intersection, please do so until the signal gets restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Things are progressing on the Schertz Parkway reconstruction project. Some construction activity will occur in the Maske Road/Schertz Parkway intersection. Capital Excavation will be removing some of the center median curbing on the north side of the intersection and paving a temporary patch. This removal and patch is to help with traffic control during the remainder of the construction process. This means that some lanes will be closed intermittently, but two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
On Tuesday, October 10, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction on Schertz Parkway in the project area. This will cause congestion on Schertz Parkway, so please slow down and allow extra time for your journey through the project area. Capital Excavation will begin removing the existing roadway on the west side (the southbound lanes). They will start at the Maske Road intersection and move south towards Live Oak.
Work Completed Since Last Report:-Installed erosion control throughout project site.-Completed construction survey for Phase I.-Removed medians at Maske Road intersection.-Placed temporary asphalt at old median locations to allow for detour traffic. Potholed utilities throughout the project site.
Upcoming Work:-Install construction entrances into staging area on E. Live Oak Road.-Detour traffic to southbound side of Schertz Parkway (scheduled for October 11th)-Mill out existing pavement and compacted base material on southbound side of Schertz Parkway.
Beginning the week of October 16, site work is also expected to begin on a private development in between the Valero gas station and the day care. There will be construction equipment moving through the project area as well. The private development will have flaggers to help move the equipment in and out of the project area. Please drive slowly and plan extra time for your journey through the project area.