Georgetown Transportation Updates


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Georgetown Transportation Updates
Georgetown Transportation Updates

1. FM 1460 expansion

Construction to widen FM 1460 to four lanes from Quail Valley Drive in Georgetown to just north of University Boulevard in Round Rock is expected to begin in November. The project includes adding traffic signals. The Texas Department of Transportation will oversee the project’s construction. OHL USA Inc. was selected as the project’s contractor.

Timeline: November-fall 2017
Cost: $38.4 million
Funding sources: cities of Georgetown and Round Rock, Williamson County, TxDOT and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

2. CR 245 and Williams Drive intersection realignment

Williamson County completed a project Sept. 18 to realign the CR 245 and Williams Drive intersection with the intersection of Gabriel Woods Drive and Williams. The project also added a left-turn lane from CR 245 to Williams. KWest Group completed the construction. Crews will be completing the project’s landscaping and making other final improvements throughout October.

Timeline: April-Sept. 18
Cost: $550,000
Funding sources: Williamson County road bond

3. Second Street rehabilitation

Construction work to improve Second Street from Austin Avenue to College Street is underway. The project also includes sidewalk improvements along the roadway. Construction crews are completing utility relocations, including water and wastewater improvements. The project is a part of the city’s overall street maintenance program.

Timeline: July 2015-March 2016
Cost: $1.9 million
Funding sources: city of Georgetown

4. Snead Drive widening

The city of Georgetown is widening Snead Drive from SE Inner Loop to Airborn Circle to provide infrastructure for economic development in the area. The project also includes wastewater infrastructure improvements. Construction on the roadway is expected to begin in November.

Timeline: August-summer 2016
Cost: $1.8 million
Funding sources: city of Georgetown

5. I-35 frontage roads

Williamson County and TxDOT are nearing completion of the project to add northbound I-35 frontage road lanes between Hwy. 29 and SE Inner Loop. The project also includes adding a southbound-to-northbound turnaround bridge at Leander Road and noncontiguous sidewalks from SE Inner Loop to Westinghouse Road. Construction also reconfigured entrance and exit ramps between Westinghouse and Hwy. 29. In September crews closed various lanes of traffic on I-35 to complete repaving and will be repaving the frontage road lanes in October. Contractors urge drivers in the area to use caution and pay attention to road signs as trucks enter and exit the construction zone.

Timeline: February 2013-October 2015
Cost: $19.9 million
Funding sources: Williamson County road bond with a pass-through financing agreement with TxDOT

Williamson County Long-Range Transportation Plan

Williamson County is updating its Long-Range Transportation Plan, which was originally approved in 2009. Proposed amendments include projects located within central Williamson County. Residents can comment on the amendments until Oct. 9 online at
www.wilco.org/lrtp. The amendments will be presented to the Commissioners Court for consideration. Final routes for the projects will be determined through planning and environmental studies.