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Hays County to host ribbon cutting for Dacy Lane project

KYLE, Texas — Hays County will host a ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the opening of the Dacy Lane Realignment and Expansion project at 10:30 a.m. on March 7 at Dacy Lane and Sunflower Circle in Kyle.

Speakers at the ribbon cutting include Hays County Commissioners Debbie Ingalsbe and Dr. Michelle Cohen, city of Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell and Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright.

The project, which began on April 19, 2021, is a part of the 2016 Road Bond program — a voter-approved $131.4 million program — and stretches from Bebee Road to Hillside Terrace. It realigns and reconstructs Dacy Lane to a five-lane roadway from Bebee Road to Amberwood Loop and a three-lane roadway from Amberwood Loop to Hillside Terrace, constructs a 10-foot shared use path at various high pedestrian use locations such as Chapa Middle School and McCormick Middle School and creates new traffic signals at the Dacy Lane and Bebee Road intersection and the Dacy Lane and Windy Hill Road intersection. Additionally, a waterline operated by Goforth Special Utility District was relocated as a part of the project.

Totaling $20,648,012.40, the Dacy Lane project addresses safety concerns by realigning several existing curves in the roadway. It addresses continuing residential growth in this part of Hays County by providing added capacity, improved pedestrian facilities and drainage improvements. The construction also provides for portions of the old Dacy Lane roadway alignment to serve as local access roads, including a portion of old Dacy Lane south of Andrews Crossing to be renamed to Science Hall Loop.

According to Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe and Precinct 2 Commissioner Dr. Cohen, the road’s completion is critical to safety in the growing community.

“With the completion of the Dacy Lane project, we will better serve our community with safety and mobility, especially for those traveling to any of the four current school campuses located on Dacy Lane,” Ingalsbe said. “I am happy the project included a multi-use path at certain locations and look forward to our continued efforts to close the gaps on the multi-use paths for the safety of our children. I’d also like to thank all of those involved in this great project.”

Dr. Cohen agreed, adding, “I completely understand the importance of having safe roads for the residents and their children in eastern Hays County and Kyle. The completion of Dacy Lane is a major milestone and I appreciate the efforts made toward achieving this goal. It is crucial to prioritize the safety of our community and I commend the measures taken in this direction by all involved.”

The project team consists of the following: HNTB Corporation, program manager/GEC; Jordan Foster Construction, contractor; LIA Engineering, design/utility coordination; LAN, Inc., ROW acquisition; and BGE, Inc., construction, engineering and inspection.

The project was substantially completed on Feb. 19, 2024.

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