Transportation Updates


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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 underway. The Texas Department of Transportation will oversee the project’s construction. OHL USA Inc. is the contractor for the project. In November workzone speed limit signs were installed in the area as construction on the project began.

Timeline: October 2015-fall 2017
Cost: $34.7 million
Funding sources: cities of Georgetown and Round Rock, Williamson County, TxDOT and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

2. Second Street rehabilitation

Construction work to improve Second Street from Austin Avenue to College Street is underway. The project also includes sidewalk improvements along that portion of 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. Second Street between Austin and Main Street opened to traffic in late November.

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

Roadway expansion
Roadway expansion

3. Snead Drive expansion

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, and construction crews are also relocating a water line that crosses Snead Drive. Construction on the roadway is expected to began in December.

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

4. I-35 frontage roads

Williamson County and TxDOT completed the project that adds northbound I-35 frontage road lanes between Hwy. 29 and SE Inner Loop in November. The project also included adding a southbound-to-northbound turnaround bridge at Leander Road, which opened in November, and noncontiguous sidewalks from SE Inner Loop to Westinghouse Road. Construction also reconfigured entrance and exit ramps between Westinghouse and Hwy. 29.

Timeline: February 2013-November 2015
Cost: $20 million
Funding sources: Williamson County road bond with a pass-through financing agreement with TxDOT

5. Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive intersection widening

City Council could approve the contract to widen Jim Hogg Road at Williams Drive at its Jan. 12 meeting. The project will also include the installation of a traffic signal. The project will widen the roadway to a three-lane section at the intersection with Williams.

Timeline: February 2016-summer 2016
Cost: $725,000
Funding sources: city of Georgetown

Other transportation projects
Other transportation projects

 

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