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Page 4A NEWS Hays Free Press February 20, 2013 + County Road Plan Continued from pg. 1A "By taking advantage of in- noVative partnership arrange- ments, tow interest rates and lower-than-expected material and labor costs we've managed to bring our road projects in well under budget," said County Judge Bert Cobb. "That's good news for anyone who travels through or within Hays County because we can fund more road improvements for our stressed transportation system." The most expensive project the partnership will address in Buda is the $18 million widening of FM 2001 from Interstate 35 to State Highway 21. Buda will also have its truck bypass extended from FM 967 to FM 2770 for an estimated cost of $10 million. A future phase of the truck bypass project that would expand it from FM 2770 to FM 1626, not included in this fund- in~ is expected to cost $6.5 mil- lion. FM 967, from FM 1626 to 1-35. will be rebuilt to three lanes with shoulders for an estimated cost of $6.1 million. Another piece of the proposal is to remove a stretch of FM 967 between FM 1626 and Buda from the state highway system and place the Buda Truck By- pass on the state system, accord- ing to Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones. "That's a swap that makes sense," Jones said. "hnprovmg FM 967 to relieve traffic conges- tion west of Buda and building the truck bypass would take care of Buda's two biggest safety and mobility priorities." Meanwhile, in Kyle, $5.1 mil- lion will go towards the addition of center turn lanes and shoul- ders on FM 150 East from Leh- man Road to State Highway 21. "Funding this plan ~ll allow us to complete some new pro]- ects and position others to take advantage of additional fimd- ing when that funding becomes available as well as finish some projects that have been hoped for and discussed for years," said Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe. The county's "number one priority" and costliest project in the proposal is the construc- tion of FM 110, two lanes with 10-foot shoulders and grade- "\ " .... 1. FM 110-SH 123 to Yarrington Road ~ ~ 2. RM 967 - 1-35 to FM t626 ~+~ ~ / ,?\ 3. Truck Bypass - 1-35 to FM 1626 ?,'.~ /,~ "~,% 4. FM 200t - 1-35 to SH 2! + - : ~ " +'., .: ~ + 5. FM150-LehmanRoadtoSH21 ....... l .... ~ ~ .~. .::~ ] 6. Posey Road Interchange at 1-35 , ~ ~ ~ " } 7. FM 150 - RM 12 to 1-35/Yardngton Road ,/? ~ : } 8. RMt2-RM12tRM32toWonderWoddDdve , ~iL- ~' ! 9. i-35 Northbound Ramps- Blanco River to Yarrington Road ......... - .......... )- .., y~ %~. 7"%~ % +" ; ! : %" o+, Hays County Partnership separations, that would connect "Improvements and econom- to 1-35 in Kyle; improving and north and south San Marcos on ic potential in that area could adding shoulders to Ranch Road the east side. FMll0wouldbe fmally be realized - it's been on 12 in San Marcos to FM 32, The built from the Yatrington Road the table for several decades," ltmelion, south of Wmtherle~ Bridge on 1-35 to State Highway Ingalsbe said. and building new northbound 123. The proposal would also ad- 1-35 ramps from Blanco River FM ll0's construction is esti- dress replacing the 1-35/Posey to Yarrington Road in north San mated to cost $48 million, which Roadinterchangein San Marcos; Marcos. TxDOT is anticipated to front, engineering and right-of-way TxDOT will review the pro- and the county will expend $12 acquisition for a planned exten- posal and the commissioners million in right-of-way acqulsi- sion of FM 150 from Ranch Road court expects to hear from the tion and engineering. 12, south of Dripping Springs, state agency in Apfil. FARMERS' Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C Buda TX 78610 Office: (512 312-1917, Fax: 312-0688 Email: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated 1Hggtw Is a very handsome 5 year Rambo Is a one year old long haired old red tick coonhound mix. He loves tabby. He is very relaxed and loves to talk and eat! He is very friendly to lounge on his cat tree. He doesn't with other dogs and loves peop~el mind other cats. Rambo is fairly Trigger would really llke to go to independent, but likes to be cuddlel a family who wllt give him lots of from time to time He is currently attention and treats! Please come b~ waiting for his forever home at 1/lo the shelter and meet him! sheltert is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated pdma ly on donations and adoptions. ~ FM ~50 E, Kyle, TX 512 268.1611 Please visit All animals are fully vacinationed, spay/neutored, microchipped and deworrned. Pets Of the Week sponsored by (512) 268.PETS. www.PlumCreekVet.oom Located in Kyle, Texas at 4100 Everett, ne~ to the Performing Arts Center and Austin Regional Clinic + Take your business to the next level. 5 Years Fixed +