City officials have announced the Landa Park River Front Rehabilitation Project contractor, Austin Filter Systems Inc., is scheduled to remove the pedestrian bridge over the mill race near the Parks Office and pavilion 16 in Landa Park on Friday, Aug. 22.
The removal of the bridge is to facilitate the continued installation of the sheet piling in the project area.
“We ask park patrons to be aware that there will be noise and construction activities in this area,” said Adam Michie, Project Manager. “The pedestrian bridge will be out of service during various stages of work in this area, which includes the replacement of the riverfront walls on both sides of the mill race.”
Sheet piling installation, as well as replacement of the riverfront walls, will be performed in limited sections in order to minimize adverse impact upon park patrons and the environmentally protected waterways of Landa Park.This process will take several weeks to complete, weather and other factors permitting.
The $5.5 million project is made up of several components, including the replacement of 4,400 linear feet of stone retaining walls along the Comal River in Landa Park. Other significant features of this project include the armoring of the Landa Lake dam, construction of a spillway that will flow into the old Comal River Chanel, replacement of the wading pool pedestrian bridge, riparian landscape improvements and repairs to the Landa Park gazebo. Several of these tasks are also currently in process.
For additional information, contact Adam Michie, Project Manager at (830) 221-4079.