The City contracted with Santa Clara Construction of Austin to replace an existing 6 inch water line with a 12 inch water line along Cheatham Street, between CM Allen Parkway to near Riverside Drive. This project replaces deteriorating mains, increase system reliability and improve water system pressure in the area.
The construction includes boring under the San Marcos River to connect to an existing main on the east side of the river.
The first phase of the work, now completed, replaced waterlines from the CM Allen – Cheatham Street Intersection to Reynolds St. Construction was suspended between Memorial Day and Labor Day to minimize disruption during the peak season for the Lions Club Tube rentals.
The second phase of construction begins September 4. Traffic will be eastbound only on Cheatham with the road close just past Ivar’s Pub. Traffic will be detoured onto the IH-35 Frontage Road and north on Cheatham St.
The project should be complete by the end of October, weather permitting.