Shriners Boulevard to close for huge drainage improvements

The huge drainage project that has been taking place along Woolmarket Road will cross Shriners Boulevard in April, prompting 11,000 motorists a day to detour off the major roadway north of Interstate 10.

The $1.4 million project, which has seen new drainage lines installed along Woolmarket Road to Old Highway 67, will see Shriners Boulevard close just north of Woolmarket Road for as long as two months, from April 1 to June 1, but “if weather cooperates we should be finished ahead of that deadline,” says Bobby Carson of the city’s Engineering Department.

The work will see two culverts – each 10-foot wide by six-foot tall by 58-foot long – placed across Shriners, which along with other work to the east of Shriners Boulevard will double the capacity to drain stormwater from new residential subdivisions in the area.

The detour route uses Woolmarket Road and Old Highway 67 to bypass the work area.

As part of the project, the city is constructing a temporary roadway – for local traffic only and no trucks – to accommodate businesses near the Shriners-Woolmarket intersection.
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