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Saturday, November 16

Major traffic switch on U.S. Hwy 281 (Spring Branch)

Well ahead of schedule, Hunter Industries is ready for the first of a handful of major traffic switches on U.S. Highway 281 in the Spring Branch area.

Southbound traffic will be switched onto the new roadway between the Blanco-Comal county line and Blazing Meadows. Orange cones/barrels will mark the single traveling lane moving southbound. Crews will still be working on minor items in the area, so be aware of work.

Northbound traffic will remain in its current place – again, it will be a single lane moving north. Crews will be constructing the proposed improvements for the northbound lanes, working behind concrete barrier and barrels along this corridor.

Please be mindful of our crews doing work in this area!

A new traffic signal at Rebecca Road has been built and the signal heads will be set to "flash". State law notes a flashing traffic signal is to be treated as a stop sign. The signal will be turned on and fully functional for the morning commute December 2. The speed limits have been lowered between the Guadalupe River and the Comal-Blanco county line to 55 miles per hour. A small section near the FM 311 will be posted at 45 miles per hour.

This is the first of just a handful of major traffic switches planned along this project as work progressed toward being finished. While we're moving well ahead of schedule - nearly double the originally scheduled pace - overall project completion may depend on the relocation of the Post Office.