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Downtown Reclaimed Water Main Construction: Traffic Update 6/16/17

Austin Water Department advises to reduce water use.Work on the Austin Water Downtown Reclaimed Water Main is nearing completion. Crews will be paving 11th Street in front of the Texas Capitol building this weekend. Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to avoid this area during paving operations.

  • Beginning on Friday, June 16 through Saturday, June 17, crews will pave 11th Street between Guadalupe and Trinity streets.
  • Paving operations will begin Friday at 8 p.m. and continue through Saturday evening.
  • Entire sections of 11th Street will be closed in segments as paving moves along the street.
  • Traffic control signs and flaggers will be present to direct traffic around the closed areas.

Construction of the Downtown Reclaimed Transmission Main will bring reclaimed water to downtown Austin. Reclaimed water conserves the drinking water supply and can be used for a variety of non-potable uses such as irrigation and cooling towers.

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