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Construction for Southwest Boulevard Project to begin Monday, April 12

The project consists of two phases and will take approximately 2.5 years to complete.
Credit: City of San Angelo

The City of San Angelo announced Friday construction by will begin Monday, April 12 on the Southwest Boulevard Project.

According to a City release, the project will consist of two phases, take approximately 2.5 years to complete and have a total cost of $5,925,288.67.

The project's contractor is Reece Albert Inc.

Phase A 

Phase A will be from Twin Mountain Drive to Rockbrook Drive. It consists of a mill and overlay, full reconstruction at the intersection of Southland and Southwest boulevards. 

The railroad crossing near Lamar Elementary School, sidewalk and pedestrian improvements from Twin Mountain to Dominion Ridge drives are included in this phase.

Phase B

Phase B will be from Rockbrook Drive to Cavender's Western Outfitters at the Houston Harte Expwy Frontage Road. It consists of a mill and overlay from Rockbrook Drive to Sherwood Way. 

The three areas that will have full construction are: 

  • Sherwood Way to Houston Harte Expy Frontage Road
  • Low water crossing adjacent to Hobby Lobby
  • Sunset Boulevard intersection

The low water crossing near McDonald's will also be improved.  Improvements include installing larger conveyance structures under the roadway, as well as the total crossing to be raised 2 to 2.5 feet.

The project is part of a 10-year and $80 million Capital Improvement Plan for street rehabilitation and reconstruction approved by the City Council in 2015, the release said.

The need and timing of the rehabilitation project were based on the Fugro study done in 2015. 

To determine the project's timing within the plan pavement condition index scores, road classification, average daily traffic and opinions of probable costs on funding availability were used.