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Wednesday, November 20

West Avenue closure scheduled, other Wurzbach updates

Williams Brothers Construction will close West Avenue the nights of Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 and 5, to set support beams to build the Wurzbach Parkway overpass.
 
Work will begin—and the road will close—at 9 p.m. each night as required. The road will be reopened by 6 a.m. each morning.
 
While crews set the beams, traffic will follow Nakoma, the U.S. Highway 281 frontage roads and Interpark to reach its destination. This is the same detour route used by traffic when West Avenue was closed six months for the road’s reconstruction in 2012.
The original detour route - Interpark, U.S. Highway 281 and Nakoma Drive - will be used while crews set beams over West Avenue for the Wurzbach Parkway overpass bridge.
The beams span the full width of West Avenue in a single span. Shorter beams will bridge the turnarounds. The turnaround beams will be set during daytime hours, most likely after the full bridge span has been set. Work to set these shorter beams should not impact traffic patterns.
 
If the Parkway is opened between Blanco and West Avenue, eastbound traffic will not be able to turn north on West Avenue during this work. Other traffic on the Parkway—including traffic from West Avenue onto the westbound lanes of the parkway and traffic using the turnaround—should not be hindered.
 
Additional, similar, closures will be scheduled to set bridge deck panels early next year.
 
Read more about the development of Wurzbach Parkway here.
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