AUSTIN (KXAN) - Construction delays have held up a planned move for postal customers in ZIP Code 78701 to a different USPS location.
Customers in 78701 were notified that as of Sept. 1, they were to operate out of the South Congress Avenue station. However, that has been moved back to Oct. 1, USPS officials announced on Friday.
Business firm holdout customers will continue to pick up mail at the Downtown Station Post Office until Sept. 29, 2012. On Monday, Oct. 1, this mail will need to be picked up at the South Congress Station Post Office.
Residential and business customers will continue to pick up "left notice" items, like parcels and accountable (signature required) mail, from the Downtown Station Post Office through the end of September and then begin picking up their mail at the South Congress Station Post Office beginning Oct. 1.
Austin's Downtown Station Post Office will continue to provide full retail services and PO Box service for customers with 78767 and 78768 ZIP codes, and remain open for business after the move of ZIP Code 78701 mail delivery operations.
The current Austin Downtown Station facility was sold with provisions made to continue operations at the 510 Guadalupe St. location until a suitable alternative location could be negotiated. The Postal Service plans to move the Downtown Station retail operation and PO box section to another downtown location in Jan. 2013, but not before the end of Dec. 2012.
Once all details are completed for the new Downtown Station Post Office location, a formal announcement will be made.
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