City staff met with the J3 Company, the contractor for the Evers Road bridge project, to discuss the timeline for the bridge reconstruction. The contractor expects to start construction on January 10, 2018. A portion of Evers Road, consisting of the current low water crossing, will be closed from Alley-Kinman Drive (next to the library) to Poss Road. The remaining areas of Evers Road, including Poss Road, will remain open.
The bridge area of the road is expected to be closed for 4-5 months, weather permitting. The reason for the road closure is to relocate one 8” gas main and one 24” gas main, along with the water and sewer mains that are also located in that right of way. As soon as the utilities are relocated, the new box culverts will be constructed and a portion of roadway restored. The street will then be opened to two lane traffic as the contractor constructs ½ of the street. Once that is complete, the contractor will switch over and construct the other half of the street, again leaving two lanes open.
We are encouraging everyone to use a detour until the entire street is open, as this area becomes very congested during rush hour traffic. If you are traveling on Evers from Loop 410 to Huebner, please turn left onto Seneca Drive, then head to Bandera Road. Take a right on Bandera Road and travel to Poss Road, then turn right. Proceed down Poss to Evers and take a left. If you are traveling from Huebner towards Loop 410, take a right on Poss and head to Bandera Road. Turn left onto Bandera and proceed to Seneca Drive. Take a left on Seneca and continue to Evers Road. You may then take a right back onto Evers Road and proceed to Loop 410.
Both the Sun Valley and Forest Oaks neighborhoods will be accessible at all times during this construction, as will be the library, Conference and Community Centers, the vehicle impound lot, and the Public Works Facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to replace this old and badly damaged bridge!