Friday, August 2

SH 46 Project Milestone Phase 2: Closure/Switch For Intersection Reconstruction

Hopefully this one will go as smoothly as the first!

Folks in Boerne likely encountered the first part of the closure/traffic switch being implemented on SH 46 in town with the objective of reconstructing major intersections to fit the future expanded roadway.

Last week, our contractor put in place the closure/switch at SH 46 and Charger Boulevard. It was originally estimated to take 11 days but the contractor worked 24 hours a day and completed the reconstruction in just two days! Nice!

Now they move on to the second phase of the closure/switch process, next up are the intersections of SH 46 at Herff Ranch Boulevard and at Esperanza Boulevard (see graphic). As they did at Charger, it will be necessary to close the turn lanes at both intersections.

Once again, one lane of travel per direction will be provided through the intersections and off-duty law enforcement officers will be on site helping direct traffic for the duration to minimize delays to the traveling public.

The construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 6th, and is projected to last approximately 11 days (same as the estimated time with the previous phase at Charger).

The contractor will be using this lane closure/traffic switch to repave the next section of SH 46, between Brentwood Drive and Ammann Road.

The contractor has taken every step to make this phase of construction as efficient as possible,and will once again have crews working 24 hours a day to accelerate its completion (hopefully, again, ahead of the estimated completion date).

During this phase of construction, eastbound traffic will remain in its current place while westbound drivers will be shifted to the northern edge of the road, creating a work zone in the middle of SH 46 (see graphic above).

If you frequently use SH 46, you've likely already seen electronic message signs placed along the work zone by the contractor to help alert you to this coming work.

As always, for everyone's safety, we remind drivers about the "Move Over/Slow Down" state law which requires to move over if you can or at least slow down in construction zones.