Update on Kyle roads

While there’s still a long haul to go, progress continues to be made on roads under Kyle’s 2013 road bond.

That includes the recent opening of the Marketplace Extension that connects Burleson Street at the Marketplace roundabout to the Interstate 35 southbound access road.

Officials opened the extension to traffic April 25.

However, Kyle City Engineer Leon Barba said three road projects still have a long way to go before completion.

One of those is construction on Lehman Road, which is only 5% complete. Barba said the percentage is determined by how much of the entire plan has been done and reported back to him from contractors.

An excavation on Lehman Road near Lake Kyle will take about two weeks to complete. Officials estimate completion of the entire project by late summer 2019. Barba said the project should be complete before the city’s next Pie in The Sky event in early September.

Construction on Burleson Street is 30% complete, Barba said. When the road opens, Burleson Street will have a 50 mile per hour speed limit, according to city documents. The previous speed limit was 35 miles per hour.

While work on Burleson Street continues, a section of the road from Miller to Center Street is now open. Burleson Street from Center Street to Lockhart is expected to open in late May.

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