Alternating lanes of Texas Highway 16, also known as South Sidney Baker on the south end of Kerrville, will close beginning Wednesday while crews with Zimmerman Construction and the Texas Department of Transportation place final layers of asphalt and complete a $2.7 million project to add shoulders and turn lanes between state Highway 173and River Hill Boulevard.
Crews with Zimmerman Construction are scheduled to be on site 7 a.m. Wednesday to begin the work. Closures will occur daily until the work is complete. Project managers anticipate, weather permitting, this paving work to wrap up by the end of the month.
Work on the project began spring of 2014 and was initially expected to last just seven months. A work-zone crash involving a suspected drunk driver last fall slowed work, then adverse weather and a lack of available materials strung out the project.
While crews are paving drivers can expect delays with traffic reduced to a single lane in each direction. The posted speed limit through the area is 45 miles per hour.