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Bee Cave Road Construction
Background Information
Bee Cave Road (also known as RM 2244) is a state road--it was built and is maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT).

A major construction project to improve Bee Cave Road began in November 2016.  The expected completion date is summer 2019.  This is a TXDOT project, NOT a City of West Lake Hills project.  As information regarding the project is made available by TXDOT, it will be posted here so that everyone in the community can stay up to date on the project,

TXDOT has set up a web page with background information about the project.  

If you have questions about the project, you can contact TXDOT at  or (512) 693-7425.  You can also sign up for email updates for the project by sending an email message to  with "Updates" in the subject line.

 

September 5, 2017

Hello,
We continue to make progress with construction along Bee Cave Road. Utility work continues, along with water line and storm sewer installation, retaining wall construction, and excavation in preparation for expanding the roadway.

Upcoming Work

Beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, TxDOT crews will begin removing and trimming trees on the first 300 feet of Buckeye Trail as part of the Bee Cave Road Improvement Project. This work is to prepare for the installation of a new and upgraded waterline, as well as upcoming roadwork. After this work is complete, tree trimming will occur on the first 100 feet of Westhaven Drive and tree removal and trimming will occur on the first 150 feet of McConnell Drive.

In the future, crews will begin roadway work on Buckeye Trail, McConnell Drive, and Westhaven Drive. Work will consist of lowering the elevation of these streets in order to align with the elevation of improved Bee Cave Road and provide a smooth transition onto the newly expanded roadway.

A few additional reminders as we enter the new school year and you travel Bee Cave Road:

  • Left turns are prohibited on Buckeye Trail, McConnell Drive, and Westhave Drive from 7 to 9 a.m. heading east bound on Bee Cave Road
  • Speed Limit: 40 mph from Walsh Tarlton to Wood Trail and 45 mph from Wood Trail to Redbud Trail

Please watch for crews in the right of way, use caution while driving, and follow all road signs.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Daytime work will continue for various construction activities and utility work. There will be various lane closures from Redbud Trail to Westbank Dr.


Daytime Lane Closure Hours
Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425


August 17, 2017

Back to School

This is a friendly reminder that school starts again on Monday, August 21, 2017. Please plan accordingly, expect more traffic, and use caution traveling through construction zones.
 

School Zone Hours
Monday - Friday
6:50 to 7:40 a.m. & 2:40 to 3:15 p.m.

A few additional reminders as we enter the new school year and you travel Bee Cave Road:

  • Left turns: prohibited on Buckeye Trail, McConnell Drive, and Westhave Drive from 7 to 9 a.m. heading east bound on Bee Cave Road
  • Speed Limit: 40 mph from Walsh Tarlton to Wood Trail and 45 mph from Wood Trail to Redbud Trail

Please watch for crews in the right of way, use caution while driving, and follow all road signs.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Daytime work will continue for various construction activities and utility work. There will be various lane closures from Redbud Trail to Westbank Dr. Mondays through Fridays.


Daytime Lane Closure Hours Beginning 8/21/17
Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to work on bringing these much needed improvements to the community.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425



July 11, 2017

Hello,
The contractor has completed all waterline connections from Redbud Trail to Buckeye Trail. They have begun excavating near Bluff Park Circle and will be moving east. This work is to prepare for installing various retaining walls and storm sewers on the north and south side of the road in preparation for expanding the roadway.

The contractor is still encountering private improvements, such as sprinkler and electrical lines, within the state-owned right of way. It is important these improvements be moved for the safety of the workers and to avoid construction delays.
 

If you are a property owner that abuts Bee Cave Road, please move all private improvements, including underground private utilities, out of the state-owned right of way. If you need help identifying the right of way line, please reach out and we will be happy to assist you.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Daytime work will continue for various construction activities and utility work. There will be various lane closures from Redbud Trail to Westbank Dr. Mondays through Fridays and on selected Saturdays.


Daytime Work Hours
(Monday - Saturday)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

A couple of friendly reminders as you travel Bee Cave Road:

  • Left turns are prohibited on Buckeye Trail, McConnell Drive, and Westhave Drive from 7 to 9 a.m. heading east bound on Bee Cave Road
  • Speed Limit: 40 mph from Walsh Tarlton to Wood Trail and 45 mph from Wood Trail to Redbud Trail

Please watch for crews in the right of way, use caution while driving, and follow all road signs.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to work on bringing these much needed improvements to your community.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425



May 1, 2017

Hello,
The contractor will have an additional lane closure this week to identify underground utilities.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Beginning Tuesday, May 2, various closures will occur on Camp Craft Road near Bee Cave Road. Flaggers will guide traffic through as needed. To avoid school traffic, this work will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and should be complete within a few days.

Night work will continue over the next few weeks with various lane closures between Sundown Parkway and Buckeye Trail in order to install four waterlines that cross Bee Cave Road. Daytime work will also continue with various east and westbound right lane closures from McConnell Drive to Redbud Trail. The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

Please watch for crews in the right-of-way, use caution while driving, and follow all road signs.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward on the project.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

Project Details

The improvement project includes constructing a center turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019, weather permitting.


April 21, 2017 Update from TXDOT

Hello,
The contractor continues to make progress and is completing waterline work from Redbud Trail to McConnell Drive and one retaining wall west of Sundown Parkway has been built. Next, they will work on building retaining walls in various locations on the north side of Bee Cave Road.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

There will be night work beginning Sunday, April 23 to install four waterlines that cross Bee Cave Road. This work will occur Sundays through Thursdays and will last approximately four weeks (weather permitting). There will be various lane closures between Sundown and Buckeye in order to complete this work.

Daytime work will also continue with various east and westbound right lane closures from McConnell Drive to Redbud Trail. 


Nighttime Work Hours
8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Daytime Work Hours
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

A couple of friendly reminders as you travel Bee Cave Road:

  • School Zone Speed Limit Hours: Monday - Friday from 6:50 - 7:40 a.m and 2:40 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Speed Limit: 40 mph between Walsh Tarlton and Redbud Trail

Please watch for crews in the right-of-way, use caution while driving, and follow all road signs.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward on the project.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

Project Details

The improvement project includes constructing a center turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019, weather permitting.



March 10, 2017 Update from TXDOT

Hello,

Utility companies—including internet, cable, and phone providers, along with energy providers—continue to move utility lines to make room for the road expansion. The contractor team is also working on the water line, including storm sewer line installations and upgrades. Beginning mid to late spring, the new waterline will be active from Redbud Trail to Buckeye Trail, then the contractor will begin installing retaining walls to widen the roadway.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Utility and waterline work will continue during daytime and nighttime hours, with various east and westbound right-lane closures from Redbud Trail to Westlake Drive.


Nighttime Work Hours
8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Daytime Work Hours
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

Speed Limit

As a friendly reminder, the speed limit along Bee Cave Road from Walsh Tarlton to Redbud Trail is 40 MPH. Please use caution and follow all road signs when driving through the construction area and school zones.


We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward on the project.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

Project Details

The improvement project includes constructing a center-turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019, weather permitting.




February 7. 2017 Update from TXDOT

Hello,
The contractor has finished clearing the right-of-way along Bee Cave Road from Redbud Trail to Walsh Tarlton. TxDOT is coordinating with utility companies, such as internet and cable providers, to move utility lines. Waterline work is also beginning this month including storm sewer installations and upgrades.

Work Schedule/Lane Closures

Utility and waterline work will continue during daytime and nighttime hours, with various east and westbound right-lane closures from Redbud Trail to Walsh Tarlton.


Nighttime Work Hours
8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Daytime Work Hours
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

School Zones

As a friendly reminder, School Zone hours are 
Monday - Friday from 6:50 to - 7:40 a.m and 2:40 - 3:15 p.m.

 

Please use caution and be aware of students and additional traffic when driving in school zones

We understand construction is disruptive, and appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward on the project. We are in contact with residents and businesses along Bee Cave Road to address concerns. For the majority of construction, there will be two lanes open in each direction and the lane closures will take place during off-peak hours to help minimize delays.

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

Project Details

The improvement project includes constructing a center-turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019.


December 16, 2016 Update from TXDOT

Hello,
Work continues on the Bee Cave Road Project. Activities, including striping work, clearing the right-of-way area, and relocating utility lines will continue into January and should be completed later that month.

 

Lane Closures

 

Various lane closures will continue to occur during night-time hours (from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) from Redbud Trail to Westlake Drive so the contractor can continue to re-stripe the travel lanes and clear the right-of-way.

Various east and westbound right-lane closures will continue to occur during the day between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow crews to install water lines. Rather than closing a long section of lane, the contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

 

Work Schedule

 

  • There will be no night-time work next week
  • Work will be on hold December 23 - 26, and January 2 for the holidays
  • Saturday work will start in January with lane closures from 9 a.m - 4 p.m.

 

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

 

Roadway Configuration

 

We have heard questions on what final improvements will look like. Below are illustrated roadway configurations (please click on the image for a larger illustration).

 

 

 

We understand construction is disruptive, and appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward. We are in contact with residents and businesses along Bee Cave Road to address concerns. For the majority of construction, there will be two lanes open in each direction and the lane closures will take place during off-peak hours to help minimize delays.

 

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

 


 

Project Details

 

The improvement project includes constructing a center-turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019.


November 10, 2016 Update
At the November 9, 2016 City Council meeting, TXDOT Assistant Area Engineer Michelle Romage-Chambers presented an overview of the Bee Cave Road project including a timeline and summary of the various phases of construction.

Her Power Point presentation is available here.

October 31, 2016 Update
The City has received the following information from TXDOT:

  1. The official start date for the project is November 1, 2016.  On or shortly after November 1st, TXDOT's contractor, Aaron Concrete, will begin putting out signage and barricades on the side of the road to protect the workers who will be doing some utility relocation in the right-of-way near Redbud Trail.  This utility work is part of the TXDOT project scope.  The utility relocation work will last about six months.
  2. Over the next week or two, the lanes between Redbud Trail and Westlake Drive will be restriped.  They are currently about twelve feet wide.  They will be narrowed to about 10 feet to give the contractor more room to do the utility relocation work in the right-of-way.  There will still be four lanes (two in each direction), but they will be smaller/narrower.
  3. While the striping  is occurring, there will be temporary lane closures.  Those closures will take place between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.  One lane in each direction will be maintained during the striping.