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Road closures leave area officials feeling sidetracked

Courtesy Austin Western Railroad
The above map shows the short line track operated by Austin Western Railroad, including both the line from Llano to Giddings as well as a branch from Fairland to Marble Falls. Recent rail activity has led to delays and closures of roadways in Burnet County and has had an impact on first responders, local officials said.






By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Continued closures of Burnet County highways and roads due to railway activity the past several days has left Burnet County officials feeling “sidetracked.”

It has even prompted Burnet County Judge James Oakley to ask Austin Western Railroad officials for a sitdown at the next Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, July 24, to see what can be done to get the two sides back on the right track.

Meanwhile, Austin Western Railroad officials on Thursday apologized for the delays motorists and first responders experienced and explained what caused them.


Road Closing Alerts

Stay abreast of road closures by the City of Horseshoe Bay on the city website:

The City of Horseshoe Bay has issued multiple road closure alerts this afternoon, Tuesday, May 31.

Low water crossing closures include:  Hi Mesa at Camp Grounds; Hi Circle South at Western Bit; Hi Stirrup 800 Blk at Slick Rock; Hi Circle North 700 Blk at Rio; and Pecan Creek, Buntline Special, Apache Tears 600 Block at Eagles Nest, Mountain Dew and Stage Coach, in the 4900 Block of Prong Horn, Dew Drop at Conestoga and at Great Western.


Horseshoe Bay paving schedule altered

Due to anticipated rain on Thursday, May 26, seal coating scheduled in Horseshoe Bay (yellow section of the city paving map) has been canceled for that day.
Work will begin on the yellow section on Tuesday, May 31 if weather permits.
Alpha Paving Industries has been contracted by the City of Horseshoe Bay to perform resurfacing of the streets north of 2147. For more information please see the map provided on the City of Horseshoe Bay website: or contact Tim Foran at 512-656-1844 or 830-598-8741, ext 235.
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