Construction of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Student Activity Center, located at Third Street and Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet, begins the week of January 17 and will increase traffic in the area. Image courtesy of BCISD
With construction underway on the new Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Student Activity Center, district officials have announced changes to traffic patterns on Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet.
BCISD voters approved a $52 million bond package in May 2021 that included the center with an indoor workout facility, locker rooms, weight room and parking lot. In November, the BCISD board awarded an $11.4 million construction contract to Satterfield & Pontikes.
Construction, which began on Monday January 17, could take up to a year. The center will be located at the corner of Bulldog Stadium Drive and Third Street between the Burnet Middle School and High School campuses. The works will affect day-to-day operations.
The initial stages of installing a fence and work trailer will take up the majority of Bulldog Stadium’s reserved parking lot, which will then be off-limits to the public. Officials will maintain a “wide path” for foot traffic between the stadium and the construction fence.
Construction vehicles and equipment will have access to Bulldog Stadium Drive from FM 963 to Third Street. Traffic on Bulldog Stadium Drive may have to be stopped at times. Officials will endeavor to limit stops from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
BCISD officials are asking staff, parents and students to limit their use of Bulldog Stadium Drive during construction to avoid traffic stoppages.
“Whether or not construction takes place, we want to remind everyone of the importance of maintaining a safe speed on Third Street and Bulldog Stadium Drive, especially with the addition of construction vehicles to the mix of existing staff, parents and student traffic,” BCISD officials said in a statement.