Project includes construction on S. Maxwell Creek Rd.
Major work on Kinney Drive also part of project
MURPHY (April 13, 2021) Construction has begun for one of the final projects included in the 2017 Capital Improvement Projects bond election approved by Murphy voters.
Officially called the South Maxwell Creek Road, Kinney Dr. Road Replacement project, the work will include:
- removal and replacement of four location points of the existing drainage under South Maxwell Creek Road to provide for storm water flow from west of South Maxwell Creek Road to Maxwell Creek;
- reclamation of existing materials on South Maxwell Creek Road and paving the roadway with asphalt;
- removal and replacement of one location point of the existing drainage under Kinney Drive to provide for storm water flow to Maxwell Creek; and
- reclamation of existing materials on Kinney Drive and paving the roadway with asphalt.
The work is expected to take about seven months with completion and final closing of the project scheduled for October. As always, weather, and other uncontrollable factors may intrude on the construction schedule. Nevertheless, the contractor working on the project has been instructed by City officials to maintain at least one lane open for through traffic.
There will likely be occasions when the construction of this large, multi-road project will require motorists to heed directions from flag and sign holding crew members, allowing for two-way traffic to share the roadway. This is critically important since there will be large excavations which may not be completely visible, and the edge of the roadbed may be elevated up to a foot in some portions of the project during the work.
Residents are especially cautioned to drive with care, as there may be changes to the road grade that will be different than what they may be accustomed to on these streets. All drivers are reminded that obeying traffic signs, flagmen, and other construction warning signals is required.
Questions, clarifications, and schedule updates can be obtained from City of Murphy Bond Project Manager Ken Lee (972) 468-4394 (office), (972) 922-0972 (mobile), or Klee@murphytx.org.