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Hospital Boulevard, U.S. Hwy. 181 light encounters delays


Hospital Boulevard, U.S. Hwy. 181 light encounters delays
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR. — Galvanized traffic-light poles, instead of being affixed to concrete bases at the intersection of U.S. 181 and Hospital Boulevard (S.H. 97) in Floresville, lie in a field between the Exxon gas station and the Eagle Ford Inn.


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July 23, 2014
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FLORESVILLE -- Motorists who travel in the area of the intersection of U.S. 181 and Hospital Boulevard (S.H. 97 West) have been anxiously awaiting the installation of a traffic signal. However, the project, which started in February, has seen little activity since early spring.

Galvanized steel poles lying next to the One Stop convenience store and Exxon gas station on U.S. 181 have gone untouched since crews poured concrete bases to mount them. The bases, which protrude from the asphalt pavement at various points within the intersection, remain wrapped in orange temporary fencing.

Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner said that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which has jurisdiction over both of the intersecting roadways, has not been in contact with the city since the agency informed Floresville in early 2013 of the planned traffic-light installation.

TxDOT spokesman Laura Lopez said via email that the delay was due to “pending materials” and that the contractor, Siemens Industry Inc., was planning to begin installing curbs and islands during the week of July 20.

“The signal should be operational by the end of August,” she said.

According to TxDOT’s Project Tracker website, the signal installation is listed as being 33.7 percent complete. The project has an estimated total cost of $690,248.77, of which $551,050.16 is tied to construction.

As of July 18, a total of $289,748.18 of the project’s cost -- of which $230,449.36 is for construction -- has been paid, according to TxDOT.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 24, 2014 12:41pm
 
Almost three quarters of a million dollars for a traffic light. What a bargain.

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
July 24, 2014 12:28pm
 
They've been talking about Chili's for the past decade. And there's a sign that says "Golden Chick coming soon," which has been there for like four years with weeds growing around it.

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
July 24, 2014 7:28am
 
Nothing is ever done in a hurry in Floresville, don't you know! Wasn't it several years ago we were told a Chili's was coming??

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
July 23, 2014 5:47pm
 
YAY! They were working on it yesterday and today. Thank you, William Gibbs!

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