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Tuesday, September 16

Wurzbach Parkway Progress

First, the big news: The eastern segment, connecting Wetmore Avenue to Jones-Maltsberger, will be opened for traffic by the first weekend of October (as long as weather cooperates).

Crews will still close a lane here or there to do some finish work, but this will effectively open the Parkway up along this corridor. Those who drive the area should watch out for crews with Texas Sterling Construction as finishing touches are done.

The middle segment - connecting West Avenue and Jones-Maltsberger - is still on pace to be finished by the middle of 2015. Electricians are busy finishing up all the lighting under overpasses at West Avenue and Jones-Maltsberger, and road crews are working along U.S. 281.

Some closures upcoming (if weather cooperates):

This weekend - Saturday and Sunday - Texas Sterling will close Jones-Maltsberger at Wurzbach Parkway to lay asphalt. Traffic will use Arion Pkwy, Bitters Rd and the U.S. 281 frontage road to read its destination.

Texas Sterling will also close alternating lanes of Starcrest this weekend - Sunday - to lay asphalt.

Monday through Thursday nights next week Williams Brothers Construction will close the turnarounds on U.S. 281 at Bitters Road.

The following week (Sept. 29-Oct. 2) crews will close down portions of Bitters Road under U.S. 281 overnight. They'll have eastbound lanes closed for two nights, then swap over and have westbound lanes two nights. Traffic will use frontage roads and turnarounds to reach its destination.

Both sets of closures will allow Williams Brotthers to begin bridge work on the southbound main lanes of the highway.

Watch here for a look at the rest of what's happening: