Featured Photo (above): Martin Luther King Boulevard from Alexander Avenue to Airport Boulevard will see pavement improvement as part of the city of Austin’s road pavement rehab program. Image: Google Streets
By Edmond Ortiz
Austin (Travis County)–A Houston engineering firm has been selected to prepare design and construction documents to rehabilitate 97 miles of street pavement.
City Council on April 23 approved a $1 million professional services agreement with HVJ Associates, which was one of two RFQ respondents scored by city staff.
As part of the city’s last bond issue, residents voted to allocate $36 million toward the road rehab program to improve 116 miles of streets. Rehab options include traditional street pavement upgrades and full-depth pavement reclamation.
This specific project would cover parts of 29 streets, including South 1st Street, West 25th Street, East Cesar Chavez Street, Manor Road, North Lamar Boulevard, Nuckols Crossing Road, East Oltorf Street, Southwest Parkway, Airport Boulevard, and West Slaughter Lane.
Traditional street pavement rehabilitation involves full pavement surface milling and overlaying of a roadway surface.
Full-depth pavement reclamation consists of milling the entire pavement profile.
The city’s engineer estimates design services will take six to 24 months to complete. The estimated total cost to rehabilitate these roads is $24.2 million.
VBX members may track this project using ID number: 2020-34E3.