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    Goldenwood Construction Update – 5/10/12

    Thanks to all parties involved in meetings this week in the ongoing project at FM1826 @ Crystal Hills Drive.

    The on-site meeting on Tuesday afternoon went well and provided communication between all parties on a productive basis.

    Wednesday afternoon I met with Brian Dudley, the citizens’ representative; Don Nyland, TxDOT District Manager; and Chase Botkin, Project Manager for Capital Excavation. This meeting reviewed, in detail, the project, the process of construction and associated areas of concern. A basic framework for concepts to address the Goldenwood sign, the Spanish oak tree and the adjacent wetland area were discussed. The contractor has provided a project schedule for the upcoming 3 weeks. (see attached)

    The detour road relocation is on track. At the request of HDR and CH2MHill, I contacted Dr. Guy Hodgson to ask if he would consider allowing enough width in the temporary easement to accommodate two-way traffic. He stated that he would be willing to allow it. HDR stated that the change would improve construction conditions for the bridge and possibly aid in the effort to save the west side live oak tree.

    It was decided how communications would escalate from the jobsite. There will be on-going construction on the north side of FM1826. No more clearing will be done on the south side of FM1826 State ROW until after meetings next week. Those meetings will be posted from this office.

    My sincere thanks go to Mr. Brian Dudley, Don Nyland, Allen Crozier, Richard Mayfield and Chase Botkin for their cooperative spirit and willingness to openly address as well as participate in a meaningful resolution to the problems and concerns.

    Ray Whisenant, Jr.

    Hays County Commissioner, Pct. 4

    195 Roger Hanks Parkway

    Dripping Springs, TX 78620



    Capital Excavation Construction Schedule

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