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Harris Branch Parkway road maintenance project begins

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Northeast Austin drivers should anticipate delays this summer due to road maintenance along Harris Branch Parkway and Braker Lane between Farmhaven Road and U.S. Highway 290. According to an announcement from the city of Austin, the roads are being repaved in July and August, necessitating the closure of two travel lanes and the shifting of traffic to the opposite side of the median along that stretch of road. Driveways along the route will remain open. The roadwork, which begins this week, will take place primarily between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays; however, some construction may take place on weekends, depending on the weather. In addition to repaving, the roadwork will include repairs, construction of 3,000 linear feet of sidewalk and installation of 18 reconstructed or new ramps that are compliant with the American With Disabilities Act. The project is expected to improve mobility and connectivity in the area. The Public Works Department anticipates that the project will be completed by the end of August.

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