Ongoing Construction Projects

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Ongoing Construction Projects 

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Bond Blog - Construction Updates 

PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

City Park Construction Updates

November 27, 2019

City Park VIDEO Update - Nov. 27, 2019

With each passing day, Buda City Park is taking shape.  

“We are doing very well. We obviously have the buildings coming up and we can kind of see what it looks like,” said Donna Carter, owner of Carter Design Associates.“This is a park and so a lot of what goes on is actually underground. Getting the irrigation in, making sure that we can get the trees planted at the right time of the year, so all of that work has been done.”

Upgrades include two new playground areas with ADA compliant playground equipment, a splash pad, pavilion improvements, new restrooms, and a games and grilling area.

One of the most visible changes here is the new amphitheater. The City expects to attract more concerts and festivals in the future, here at City Park.     

“We sat down as a staff and as a group and brain-stormed," said Mayor George Haehn. "What kind of music festivals can we host here, music festivals, art festivals, plays in the park? The amenities that are added to the park with our water features, and the small children’s play areas and bigger kids play areas, it just makes it to where the whole community can come here and enjoy it.”

Mayor George Haehn, council members, and the parks commission got an up close and personal look at the progress during a recent tour of City Park.  

“If we can get the high schools to come down and put plays on here in the park in the evenings where people can sit out here on this beautiful lawn and enjoy the show.”

Mayor Haehn says the new and improved City Park is just one element in a much larger picture that includes tying in the neighboring Garison Parkland that the City purchased in 2016.  In addition, there are plans to connect the future John D. and Byrd Mims Garison Memorial Park with City Park and Stagecoach Park through a trail system.

“Once we get garrison park completed and do those nature trails and all of the activities we have at Garison, it’s going to be outdoor adventure area, entertainment area, wine dine and shop and it’s all going to incorporate everything.

City Park is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2020.

“It has always been that diamond in the ruff, but once we get this bad bear polished it is going to be a diamond that shines through North Hays County.”   

Sept. 30, 2019

City Park - Sept. 30, 2019

The Barr Company, Buda’s 2014 Bond Proposition 5 Contractor, continues construction and landscaping efforts at the new City Park! Thirty-six mature Monterrey Oak trees were carefully planted around the park’s circular sidewalk! These trees will create a grand-scale open air “room” to draw eyes to future events and activities at center stage!

The steel structural elements arrived and will go up over the next few weeks followed by the roofing decks! The textured concrete walls poured at the amphitheater and bathrooms bring a unique aesthetic vertical element into the park’s environment unlike any other!

Sept. 13, 2019

City Park Update - Sept. 13, 2019 - 1

The new amphitheater went vertical this week! Shapes, textures, and shadows lit by the setting Texas sun provides a beautiful and warm backdrop to the many events that the future holds in store for the community!

City Park Update - Sept. 13, 2019

Not to worry, these aren’t giant anthills or mole mounds....the City Park grounds are receiving an injection of nutrients with rich compost to mix into the topsoil in preparation for the planting of grass, trees, and shrubs! In conjunction with the City’s other bond projects and supporting contractors, we’ve cut costs by harvesting over 20,000 cubic yards of fill to raise the park grounds over six feet from the pre-existing conditions! That’s the equivalent to filling four football fields three feet deep! This was done to mitigate future flooding hazards of the park space!

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The setting sun casts a glow of future promise and light over the City Park and an anticipated completion of the end of March 2020!

Sept. 12, 2019

Our construction crew at City Park was busy today placing the concrete walls for the amphitheater restrooms.

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July 30, 2019 Update

The concrete pouring for the City Park Amphitheater started Monday. Work also continues on the circular 10-foot sidewalk that will surround the lawn area of the amphitheater. Substantial completion of the park is expected in April 2020.

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July 17, 2019 Update

Buda City Park Construction Update Video - July 17, 2019

The construction crew is hard at work at Buda City Park.    

“I think it’s an exciting project," said Mari Rodriguez Barr, Owner and President of The Barr Company.    

In December of 2018, City Council awarded the contract for the City Park improvement project to The Barr Company.

Then in March, the contractor demolished the old restrooms and took down the playground equipment, some of which will be repurposed.  

A notice to proceed with construction was issued on April 29.

 “We started with the infrastructure of course, which means the site utilities and all of the underground electrical. So, we’re building the ground back up.”

In June of 2018, the Public Works Department began grading approximately 43 acres ahead of the amphitheater construction, saving the City $658,000. Currently, the construction crew is working on the amphitheater and the circular 10-foot sidewalk that will surround the lawn area.  

 “Our landscaping subcontractor is already on board. They are going to be working on the area that is already completed, which is the large circle with the lighting and the big sidewalk.  That scope of work is so large that he needs to be able to start right now."

Other improvements include a splash-pad and two playground areas.

“What you will see first is a large round area for the splash pad being poured. Then there is very large wall with stones on it that will get built. That gets integrated with the water feature. It’s actually going to be a very natural scene.”

 There is also a games area, including a volleyball court.   

“There is a lawn area. There is a nice grilling area. It will have the grills inset and there will be granite surfaces.”  

 And there is no shortage of trees in the new and improved City Park.  

 “There are hundreds of trees, there are all different kinds of trees. One of the things that is a little bit different about this park, is that they have asked for the larger specimens. It’s going to start out looking more finished than other parks would be. A lot of times what people do is allow things to grow in place. It will look more like the second or third year versus the first year when this gets done.”

Substantial completion of City Park is scheduled for April of 2020.  

“The park is actually very well put together. And it has a lot of fun and different elements depending on what interest people might have.”

To keep track of the latest City Park updates follow us on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also check the City’s website at www.ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction.     

Road Projects

Main Street (Between Cabela’s and Railroad) 

Nov. 4, 2019 Update

UPDATED DETOUR ROUTE: As part of the ongoing Main Street project, Cox Construction will install two new waste water Lines on Main Street just west of Willie’s Joint. Therefore, that portion of Main Street will be closed on Monday, Nov. 4 from 9 PM to 5 AM and on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 9 PM to 5 AM. The road closure will not affect access to businesses along Main Street. The Bradfield Park Parking lot will also remain accessible. On Nov. 4, Traffic going east on Main Street will be detoured to Cedar Street (instead of Sequoyah) and then on to Goforth. Traffic going west on Main Street will be detoured to Bradfield Drive and on to Goforth. On Nov. 5, traffic going east on Main Street will be detoured to Sequoyah and then on to Goforth. Traffic going west on Main Street will be detoured to Bradfield Drive and on to Goforth. The detour map below is for Nov. 5.

Main Street Construction Detour and Closures

Oct. 27, 2019 Update

As part of the ongoing Main Street Improvement Project, Cox Commercial Construction will install an additional culvert under Main Street to help reduce future flooding hazards. Due to the construction, Main Street will be closed between the Bradfield Park Parking Lot and Hawk Lane (see map below). The closure is happening on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 PM and will last until 5:00 AM on Monday, Oct. 28. The Bradfield Park Parking Lot will remain accessible during the closure.  Traffic going east on Main Street will be detoured to Sequoyah and on to Goforth. Traffic going west on Main Street will be detoured to Bradfield Drive and on to Goforth (see detour map below).

Main Street Closure
Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Monday, Oct. 28  
No vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be allowed during the closure

Main Street Construction Detour and Closures

Oct. 23, 2019 Update

Cox Commercial Construction promptly began the cutting and excavation of Buda’s Main Street between Bradfield Park and Hawk Lane on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Ultimately, Eleven 9’x5’ box culverts will be in place as part of flood management improvements.

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Oct. 22, 2019

MAIN STREET CLOSURE
BETWEEN BRADFIELD PARK AND HAWK LANE

(BUDA, TX) - OCT. 22, 2019 - As part of the ongoing Main Street Improvement Project, Cox Commercial Construction will install an additional culvert under Main Street to help reduce future flooding hazards. Due to the construction, Main Street will be closed between the Bradfield Park Parking Lot and Hawk Lane (see map below). The closure is happening on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 9:00 PM and will last until 5:00 AM on Thursday, Oct. 24. The Bradfield Park Parking Lot will remain accessible during the closure.  Traffic going east on Main Street will be detoured to Sequoyah and on to Goforth. Traffic going west on Main Street will be detoured to Bradfield Drive and on to Goforth (see detour map below).

Main Street Closure
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Thursday, Oct. 24  
No vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be allowed during the closure

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September 11, 2019

The new traffic signal at Loop/Sequoyah and Main St. is going up. This is all part of the Main Street Improvements between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad St. Please expect delays at Loop and Main as crews install the traffic lights. They are expected to be in operation within the next couple of weeks. #BudaTX

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July 24, 2019 - Update

Main Street Improvement Project (Between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street) VIDEO

Main Street 2Construction on Main, between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street, is gearing up. The improvement project is part of a bond passed in November 2014 aimed at improving streets, parks, drainage, and facilities.  

"Contractors are already on the ground starting to lay down their equipment. We ask for the neighbors patience and the businesses patience on getting this done," said Kenny Crawford, Project Manager for the City of Buda. "The community voted to have it happen and now we’re able to get it done.”

The project will be done in three phases, starting with the south lanes of Main. This includes a light at the intersection of Main and Sequoyah. Sequoyah going northbound to Main Street will be closed for 3 to 4 weeks. However, Sequoyah will remain open to southbound drivers, meaning motorists will be able to turn on to Sequoyah from Main. This is the only road closure associated with the project. Phase 1 is expected to be wrapped up by the end of December.       

During construction, Main Street will be reduced to two lanes for two-way traffic and will remain open throughout the duration of the project.  

“Businesses, the neighbors, and people who have access to right of way and to the main road will have access to it. They will not be impeded.” 

For example, residents living in Bradfield Village will have access to Main during construction.  

The second phase of the project will focus on the north lanes of Main. It is anticipated to start in January of 2020 and is expected to be done by late April of 2020. This includes the widening of the Bradfield Drive and Main Street intersection to include left and right turn lanes. 

“There will light adjustments at Bradfield Road. The community there at some point will have to cross a construction lane. But they will stay have access to the road, as well as the access they have on the other side of the neighborhood.”

Other improvements included the extension of the sidewalk along Main Street and improved accessibility to Bradfield Park.

Meanwhile, the section of Main Street that is lined with Oak trees will not be widened. 

“The community identifies with these beautiful oaks. We’re not going to damage those. So the design is specifically avoiding damaging these root systems throughout Main Street here. The width of that section will not change, but it will improve for the safety of the drivers as well as people that are walking down the sidewalk.”

The third phase of the project focuses on the middle lanes of Main. It is slated to begin in April and should be done by early May of 2020. The entire project expected to be finished by June 21, 2020.   

 “I’m excited about this project. I’m excited for the community of Buda. I think it is going to be something where we will be able to make an impact for a very long time as we continue to grow and improve the City.”               

Project Overview

On Monday, July 22, 2019, a notice to proceed with construction will be issued for the Main Street Improvement Project between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street. The project is being done in three phases, with the first phase beginning on the south lanes of Main Street near Railroad Street. This includes the installation of a traffic light at E. Loop St./Sequoyah near the Municipal Complex. Sequoyah Street will be impacted during the first phase of construction. Drivers will be allowed to turn onto Sequoyah from Main Street, but Sequoyah going northbound to Main will be closed for 3 to 4 weeks. Therefore, citizens will not be able to turn onto Main from Sequoyah. The Sequoyah Street closure will happen in the coming weeks and the City will post information in advance of the closure. Phase 2 of the project concentrates on the north lanes of Main Street (between Railroad Street and Cabela’s Drive) and Phase 3 (Railroad Road and Cabela’s Drive) focuses on the middle lanes.  

The general scope of the project includes:

 · Widening of the Bradfield Drive/Main Street Intersection and extension of the 5 lane section to the west of  Santa Cruz Catholic church

· Signal Modification at Bradfield Drive and Main Street to accommodate additional lanes

· Bradfield Park cross culvert extension/modification

· Extension of sidewalk along Main Street and improved accessibility to Bradfield Park

· Select areas for pavement base repair

· Pavement overlay and restriping 

***THIS PROJECT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN STREET AND 967 PROJECT***

Where to find news and construction updates for the City of Buda:

City of Buda Website Construction Updates: ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction

City of Buda Facebook Page (City of Buda, TX):   https://www.facebook.com/Budatx/

City of Buda Twitter Page (City of Buda, TX): https://twitter.com/CityofBudaTX

City of Buda Nextdoor Page:  https://nextdoor.com/city/feed/

City of Buda Website: www.ci.buda.tx.us

Main Street and Old San Antonio Road Construction/Traffic Control

UPDATE - July 24, 2019 - All traffic on Old San Antonio Rd. will be northbound only for the duration of the Buda Elementary School construction project, which is currently expected to finish in mid-September. Motorists at the Old San Antonio/Walgreens exit can no longer turn right onto Old San Antonio toward Main St.Traffic will still be allowed to enter Walgreens from the Old San Antonio Road driveway, but will not be allowed to exit right towards Main Street. The sidewalk at the SW corner of Main Street and Old San Antonio Road will be closed starting on Friday (7/26/2019), depending on weather. That area of construction should last no longer than 2 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Scott, assistant to County Commissioner Mark Jones, at 512-262-2091.

Please be aware of the traffic signage, road flagmen, contractor equipment, and law enforcement present to aid in the flow and control of vehicles and pedestrians. The purpose of the project is to install in-ground utilities and infrastructure for the new Buda Elementary School on Old San Antonio Road.

Old Goforth Road Improvement Project (COMPLETE)

PROJECT COMPLETE

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Main Street at RM 967 Improvements

February 14, 2020

Your Valentine’s Day weekend plans won’t be affected, but next weekend a portion of Main Street will be closed in Downtown Buda. Main Street between San Antonio Street and Peach Street is expected to close beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and will re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. This includes the intersection of Main Street and RM 967. TxDOT’s Contractor, Lonestar Sitework, will conduct mill and overlay work on Main Street during this time.

Detour Information

Southbound Main Street traffic will detour to San Antonio Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue to Peach Street to return to Main Street.

Northbound Main Street traffic will detour to Peach Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue towards San Antonio Street and back onto Main Street. 

Truck traffic should use the FM 2770 detour.

January, 27, 2020

Construction on Main Street in Downtown Buda is moving along. Project Manager Kenny Crawford shares the latest in his recent "Kenny’s Construction Chat" video segments. 

Kenny’s Construction Chat - January 24, 2020

Kenny’s Construction Chat - January 25, 2020

January 12, 2020

 TxDot’s Contractor, Lonestar Sitework, has completed the mill and overlay work on the east side of Main Street in Downtown Buda. Work has now shifted to the west side of Main Street.

The southbound lane of Main Street between Ash Street and Peach Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic during this phase.

Traffic will be directed as follows:

  • Southbound Main Street traffic will continue to use the detour of San Antonio Street where travelers can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue to Peach Street to return to Main Street.
  • Northbound Main Street traffic will be able to turn west (left) onto RM 967 or continue north on Main Street.
  • Eastbound vehicles on RM 967 will be restricted to a left turn only onto north Main Street. No vehicles will be permitted to turn south (right) onto Main Street from RM 967.
  • Business access will remain open through Ash St. for on-street parking and to access the parking lot located at 303 Main Street. Parking is also accessible in city-owned parking lots along Main St., San Antonio St. and on-street, where available.

Truck traffic headed north on RM 967/Main Street  should take FM 2770 to go west.

Pedestrians are encouraged to use the existing crosswalks at Elm Street on the north and Peach Street on the south to cross Main Street. Sidewalk access will be open on both the east and west side of Main Street for access to downtown businesses.  

Law enforcement may be directing traffic during this traffic change. Please follow the detour signage in place and direction provided by law enforcement.

Main Street Detour January 2020

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January 10, 2020

Due to ongoing construction, Main Street between Ash Street and Peach Street is expected to close beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 and will re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. This includes the intersection of Main Street and RM 967. Construction will occur overnight and through the weekend.  In the event of inclement weather, plans are subject to change. 

Detour Information

Southbound Main Street traffic will detour to San Antonio Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue to Peach Street to return to Main Street.

Northbound Main Street traffic will detour to Peach Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue towards San Antonio Street and back onto Main Street.

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Following the completion of the mill and overlay work on the east side of RM 967 and Main Street planned for this weekend, the traffic control plan for the project will be modified as TxDOT’s contractor Lonestar Siteworks moves to the next phase of the project.

A dedicated turn lane will open to traffic traveling north on Main Street and turning west (lest) on RM 967. The sidewalk on the east side of Main St. will also re-open for pedestrian access.

The intersection at RM 967 will reopen on Monday morning with limitations. The southbound lane of Main Street between Ash Street and Peach Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic during this phase.

Traffic will be directed as follows:

  • Southbound Main Street traffic will continue to use the detour of San Antonio Street where travelers can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue to Peach Street to return to Main Street.
  • Northbound Main Street traffic will be able to turn west (left) onto RM 967 or continue north on Main Street.
  • Eastbound vehicles on RM 967 will be restricted to a left turn only onto north Main Street. No vehicles will be permitted to turn south (right) onto Main Street from RM 967.
  • Business access will remain open through Ash St. for on-street parking and to access the parking lot located at 303 Main Street. Parking is also accessible in city-owned parking lots along Main St., San Antonio St. and on-street, where available.
  • Truck traffic headed north on RM 967/Main Street  should take FM 2770 to go west.

Pedestrians are encouraged to use the existing crosswalks at Elm Street on the north and Peach Street on the south to cross Main Street. Sidewalk access will be open on both the east and west side of Main Street for access to downtown businesses.  

Law enforcement may be directing traffic during this traffic change. Please follow the detour signage in place and direction provided by law enforcement.

Please note that the schedule may change contingent upon weather.

Main Street Detour January 2020

Parking Areas

November 19, 2019

Tx-DOT and local contractor Lone Star Sitework has started construction on the Main Street Improvement Project at FM 967 and Main. The first phase of the project will impact the east side of Main. After the holidays, work will shift to the west side of Main.

The general scope of work for this project includes:
• Creating turning lanes and through lanes to address traffic flow
• Reconfiguring of sidewalks, signing and striping for enhanced pedestrian safety
• Maintaining existing diagonal parking
• Relocating of traffic signal poles

The project is expected to complete in spring of 2020.

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October 21, 2019 Update

On Friday, Oct. 25, TxDOT and contractor Lone Star Siteworks will begin the RM 967 and Main Street improvement project in Downtown Buda. Lone Star Siteworks plans to mobilize on Friday, Oct. 25 with traffic control signage and barricades. Construction will begin next week.

 The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Creating turning lanes and through lanes to address traffic flow

· Reconfiguring of sidewalks, signing and striping for enhanced pedestrian safety

· Maintaining existing diagonal parking

· Relocating of traffic signal poles

The project is expected to complete in spring of 2020.

You can follow all of the City’s construction projects and updates at www.ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction

The City will post detour and construction schedule information on our social media channels and website throughout the duration of the project.  

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July 30, 2019 Update

The FM 967 and Main Street intersection improvement project is underway! The power and communications lines were run underground opening the opportunity to remove the overhead lines from the skyline! Its only a start, but we’re already noticing a visible sign of change! Construction on the intersection is expected to start later in the year.

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The general scope of work for this project includes:

· Create turning lanes and through lanes to address traffic flow

· Reconfiguration of sidewalks, signing and striping for enhanced pedestrian safety

· Maintain existing diagonal parking

· Relocation of traffic signal poles

TxDOT project kickoff meeting was held on March 13, 2019

Project design is 100% complete. Conversion to TxDOT specifications complete.

Revised plans submitted to TxDOT for review on 5/5/19

Schedule for letting in early August 2019

TxDOT reviews/approvals ongoing

Anticipated to begin in Fall 2019

Expected completion late Spring 2020

West Goforth to Cabela’s Drive Connector Update

The general scope of work for this project includes:

Development of a preliminary schematic including pavement design.
Geotechnical study, environmental study and utility conflict analysis.
Right of Way acquisition. 

  • Project was submitted for potential CAMPO funding under recent project call. 
  • Funding was not approved, but project ranked well. Potential for funding to become available should other projects not utilize entire awarded funding. 
  • Preliminary schematic is complete
  • Geotechnical study and pavement design is complete
  • Environmental study is complete.
  • Property owner has provided City with Right of Entry.
  • RPS Supplement for Final Design is being finalized.

Drainage Projects 

Oxbow Drainage Improvement Project
PROJECT COMPLETE

Houston Street Drainage Project
PROJECT COMPLETE

Project Area 1A
Fire Station/Bluff St. Diversion  

The general scope of work for this project includes:

  • Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along W. Goforth and Union Pacific Railroad Track

Status:

  • 100% plans and specs under review by TDEM/FEMA for HMGP Grant
  • FM 2770 TxDOT AFA completion anticipated by September
  • Easement acquisition discussions with land owners ongoing
    Senior Citizens Center - complete
    Trudeau - negotiating
    Centex - negotiating
    Hays Co. ESD - will dedicate
  • AT&T relocation coordination ongoing, non-reimbursable
  • Advertise for bids dependent on TxDOT AFA and easements
     

Project Area 1B
West Goforth

The general scope of work for this project includes:

  • Channel Improvements and culvert upgrades along W. Goforth and Union Pacific Railroad Track

Status

  • Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) permit coordination ongoing 
  • 100% plans, specs, and estimate near final approval - pending UPR revisions
  • Easement acquisition discussions with land owners ongoing
  • Utilities relocation coordination ongoing
  • FM 967 TxDOT AFA completion anticipated September
  • Wastewater lift station decommissioning estimate early Fall 2019
  • Advertise for bids dependent on UPR permit, TxDOT AFA, easements

Capital Improvement Projects

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Buda Wastewater Treatment Plant has a current capacity of 1.75 million gallons per day and discharges into the Plum Creek watershed. Construction to double the plant’s capacity to 3.5 million gallons per day will commence in 2019. The operation and maintenance of the plant is currently contracted out to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA). The wastewater treatment plant is an activated sludge plant with effluent chlorination. It utilizes aerobic sludge digestion with a dewatering press and the remaining solids are disposed of by hauling to a landfill.