Road Closures and Water Shutoffs to Affect Downtown


April 17, 2014
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Road Closures and Water Shutoffs to Affect Downtown
Work is Part of RSMH Project

SEGUIN, Texas – The City of Seguin would like to advise residents of downtown street closures and water shutoffs that begin Monday, April 21. The work is part of the ongoing River/San Marcos/Heideke Street Project.

Rotating closures will affect East Nolte Street between Milam and Erskine. The closures are needed to begin clearing vegetation necessary for the installation of the new storm sewer system. The City will update residents when this closure concludes.

River Street, between Elm and Walnut, will also be affected by rotating closures. The contractor will begin connecting new domestic services and fire hydrants to new water mains at Walnut, Ireland and Elm. This work will also require rotating water shutoffs in the area. Once the service is in place, it is advised that residents and property owners turn on faucets slowly to relieve any pressure placed on the system. The City will also update residents when this work is complete.

About the RSMH Project
The River San Marcos Heideke Project includes utility, storm drainage, water, electric and sewer upgrades. The streets will also be reconstructed and sidewalks added. The improvements will alleviate current concerns with storm water drainage, sewer issues and water pressure. Streets included in the entire project include Milam between and Nolte, San Marcos between Kingsbury and Court, River between College and Mountain, Mountain between River and Gravel, Bauer between Court and Mountain, four side streets between River and Austin, and a small portion in the Glen Clove Subdivision. Seguin City Council selected Jordan Foster Construction for the work. The project is expected to take two years to complete.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash