Community news: U.S. 183 exit to Montopolis to close


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The Georgetown school district will sponsor a summer food service program for ages 18 and younger.

San Marcos will host a meeting Monday night on street overlay projects and traffic detours.

TRAVIS COUNTY

SOUTHEAST AUSTIN

183 exit to Montopolis to close

The U.S. 183 southbound exit to Montopolis Drive, south of Bolm Road, will be closed beginning Saturday through late 2018.

The entrance ramp to southbound 183 from the frontage road near Bolm Road also will be closed. The closures are necessary to allow crews to reconstruct the interchange between 183 and Airport Boulevard.

A detour will be in place for drivers who wish to access Montopolis Drive from southbound 183. Drivers should exit at Bolm Road and follow the signed detour to Loop 111/Airport Boulevard. Once on Airport Boulevard, drivers will be able to head south to the steel truss bridge over the Colorado River to reach Montopolis Drive.

To help keep traffic moving during the closure, Colorado River Constructors, the company building the project, is widening southbound U.S. 183 from one lane to two lanes just south of the Colorado River.

For more information about Central Texas Regional Mobility Projects: mobilityauthority.com.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

TAYLOR

Cajun Festival on Saturday

The Taylor Lions will hold a Crawfish Feast and Cajun Festival, featuring music by Sterling Country, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Drive.

Admission will include all-you-can-eat crawfish, sausage, chicken, corn, potatoes and red beans with rice.

Tickets will cost $25 for adults and $5 for ages younger than 12.

For tickets: Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 1519 North Main St.

— American-Statesman staff

CEDAR PARK

Public safety football teams clash

The Central Texas Wolf Pack will face the Los Angeles Centurions and will hold a family pregame event at 4 p.m. Saturday before the game at 5 p.m.

The teams will play at the John Gupton Stadium, 200 Gupton Way Drive.

The teams are in the National Public Safety Football League, are nonprofit and are comprised of full-time first responders from various agencies that serve their respected communities. Members participate on a volunteer basis.

Entry to the game is a donation that will benefit Special Olympics Texas.

For more information: facebook.com/ctxwolfpack.

— American-Statesman staff

GEORGETOWN SCHOOLS

Summer food programs offered

The Georgetown school district will sponsor the 2017 Seamless Summer food service program for ages 18 and younger at sites throughout the city to provide breakfast and lunch for those in need.

The program will be offered for free at the following dates and locations:

• Mitchell Elementary, 1601 Rockride Lane, will run May 30 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 10:30 a.m. to noon. Program is closed July 3-4.

• Carver Elementary, 4901 Scenic Lake Drive, will run May 30 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 10:30 a.m. to noon. Program is closed July 3-4.

• Georgetown East View High School, 4490 E. University Ave., will run May 30 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 7:30 to 10:15 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Program is closed July 3-4.

• Clements Boys & Girls Club, 1200 W. 17th St., will run June 5 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 8 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Program will be closed July 3-4.

• YMCA at Ford Elementary, 210 Woodlake Drive, will run May 30 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 7:30 to 8 a.m.; lunch 11 to 11:30 a.m. Program is closed July 4.

• Georgetown Square Apartments, 214 Royal Drive, will run May 30 to Aug. 4, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast 8 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon.

• Tippit Middle School gymnasium, 19601 Leander Road, will run June 12 to July 26, Mondays through Thursdays. Breakfast 7:30 to 8 a.m.; lunch 10:30 to 11 a.m.

For more information: 512-943-5000, ext. 1890; marchmans@georgetownisd.org.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

SAN MARCOS

City to preview road work

The Transportation Division of the city of San Marcos Public Services Department will host a neighborhood meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss upcoming street overlay projects, traffic detours and schedule of work related to the city’s 2017 overlay program.

The meeting will be at Crockett Elementary School, 1300 Girard St.

The program is a $1.6 million annual street maintenance that includes rating, repairing and resurfacing roads. It uses a combination of preservation treatments including asphalt overlay, slurry seals, crack sealing and base repairs to extend the life of roads.

Annual preventative maintenance can extend the life of pavement by five to 10 years and can delay expensive reconstruction costs.

To view the plan: bit.ly/2qBAyDU.

— American-Statesman staff



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