The low-water crossing at Center Point River Road will soon undergo some repairs.
On Monday, the Kerr County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a request from the county engineer to fix the area, also known as Brinks Crossing.
“It was been slowly eroding through years and has developed a recently discovered steady stream of flow through the gravel banks,” said Charlie Hastings, county engineer.
On Monday, he presented a proposal to partner with Uretek USA Inc. to fix the road using substance called geofoam to seal the groundwater and stabilize the culvert and pavement sub-grade.
“Uretek was asked if they could demonstrate how to use their process at a reduced price on a small project, since it’s also being considered to fix leaking dams in Kerr County,” Hastings said.
The company is already in town to finish a Texas Department of Transportation project, he added.
Because of that, they are waiving the mobilization fees and lowering the price of their product from $11.50 per pound to $6 per pound.
It will cost no more than $5,400, Hastings said.
The road will be closed during the project, which will take between four and five hours to complete. Crews are hoping to have it done on Thursday, but weather will be taken into consideration, Hastings said.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Kerr County commissioners unanimously approved a preliminary plat for a neighborhood called Crooked Creek Estates, which will be located in Precinct 4.
At build-out, the neighborhood will have 30 lots
spanning almost 160 acres, according to a memo from Hastings.
“We’re proposing private wells, septic systems, and it’s out of the floodplain,” Hastings said. “Everything is textbook on this.”
Access will be from Farm-to-Market Road 479.
The concept plan was approved April 30.
Commissioners also unanimously voted to allow the sale of fireworks for the Memorial Day holiday, May 23-28.
“It’s the same thing we do on various holidays,” said County Judge Tom Pollard.
They voted to restrict the sale of fireworks known as skyrockets with sticks and missiles with fins. Any violation is a Class C misdemeanor.