In recent weeks, motorists who frequent Paige Road between North and South Colony boulevards may have noticed a variety of lane closures up and down the thoroughfare. Two projects are currently underway.
The work near Yager Drive, just north of Morningside Elementary, is for a new pedestrian hybrid beacon that will facilitate safer crossing of Paige.
The rest of the closures, however, are where contractors are working on the Austin Ranch Force Main project. When Paige Road was reconstructed in 2008, the city installed a new sewer line that will eventually be tied into existing lines serving those portions of the city south of SH 121, where development has grown significantly in recent years.
Crews are currently inspecting the line and installing air-release valves in preparation for future phases of the project. Over the next month, motorists should expect the periodic lane closures to continue along Paige from South Colony to Worley as part of that project.
Upon completion of the project, the work areas under plating or temporary asphalt will be repaved with concrete.
As always, please drive safe!