As of Monday, August 15, Blume Road will be closed to through traffic at Seabourne Creek due to the Blume Road Improvement project. All traffic will have to access Blume Road from the North via Spur 529. Klauke Road will not be accessible from Blume Road. Construction on the section of roadway necessitating the closure is expected to take approximately eight (8) weeks. Drivers are advised to plan alternative routes and exercise added caution in the area.
The city’s contractor, Hurtado Construction, began work August 1, on Phase I of the Blume Road Improvement Project. The project includes widening and utility and drainage improvements on Blume Road from Spur 529 to Seabourne Creek, and the addition of a designated left turn lane on Spur 529 for traffic turning onto Blume Road. Phase I is expected to take at least a year to complete. When Phase I is finished, this section of Blume Road will consist of three concrete lanes with a designated center turn lane, and curb and gutter, in addition to sidewalks down the east side of the road for the full length of the project, and on both sides of the road in the residential portions. Water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements will also be completed as part of the project. Work will begin at Seabourne Creek and progress toward Spur 529.
During construction, property owners will have access to their properties; however, through-traffic may be limited during the construction period. Temporary detours will occur and signage will be set by the contractor. Drivers are advised to exercise caution in this area, to plan their travel accordingly, and to use established detour routes.
Residents may contact Citizen Relations at (832) 595-3301 with questions related to the improvement project.