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Monday, December 23

In Uvalde: Drain and driving improvements for Hwy 55

In a project set to start January 6, we are adding a center left-turn lane and significant storm drain upgrades in a year-long project on state Highway 55 through the northern neighborhoods of Uvalde.

Ray Faris, Inc., of San Antonio, will build the $3 million project that addresses long-standing needs for the 1.25-mile stretch of state highway from U.S. Highway 83 to just beyond the city limits. Curbs and sidewalks will line the refurbished road, offering residents of the neighborhood a safer route as they walk or bike to various destinations.

We believe this project will improve the quality of life for those living in this immediate neighborhood, and the quality of drive for those passing through. We’re proud to be partnering with the city of Uvalde to make this project go.

The first phase of work will include a temporary widening of the road on the westbound side of the road, allowing traffic to shift over while crews build the planned drain boxes along the eastbound side of the road.