The Texas Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad will close Comal and Castell avenues Sunday, Nov. 17, at the UPRR crossings to complete a shoofly detour route associated with an ongoing TxDOT project.
he roads will close at 7 a.m. and will reopen in time for Monday morning’s commute. Traffic will use West Nacogdoches Street, South Academy Avenue and Jahn Street as a detour route.
The shoofly detour – a short detour running parallel with the regular railroad – will allow crews with Austin Bridge & Road to reconstruct the railroad structure that has spanned over the Seguin Avenue underpass since the 1930s. Crews have been working on a project that will expand Seguin Avenue from two lanes to four since early 2013. Work on the $11.2 million project should finish before the end of the current school year.