|TxDOT Hosts Virtual Public Meeting on Rural Transportation Improvement Program - Wednesday, May 27, 2020|
TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public meeting for the proposed 2021-2024 Rural Transportation Improvement Program (Rural TIP) for the Austin TxDOT District. The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to gather public input on the initial adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2024 Rural Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Austin District includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson counties. Comments must be received on or before Monday, June 15, 2020, to be part of the virtual public meeting record. For more information. click here.
|Southwest Bypass Opens May 26 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020|
Williamson County is proud to announce the completion of the final 1.5 miles of the Southwest Bypass project. This final segment connects the City of Georgetown’s portion of the project, SH 29 to RM 2243, to the southbound access road of Interstate 35 at SE Inner Loop. This project is a key component in the overall Williamson County Long-Range Transportation Plan. To watch a video on this important transportation project, click here.
For nearly two decades, Williamson County has planned this mobility project to be a critical connection to relieve congestion at main intersections of IH-35 in Georgetown as the area continues to grow. Thanks to the collaboration and teamwork between the County and City of Georgetown, this brand-new arterial roadway gives transportation options to those who live, work and spend time in the area.
Williamson County’s portion of the Southwest Bypass is unique because it runs through a large and active quarry. The Snead Family, owners of Texas Crushed Stone, have worked diligently with the County and City of Georgetown to make this road project a reality. The Sneads donated the necessary right-of-way for the project and even accelerated quarry operations near the roadway ahead of construction to ensure the safety of those building the roadway and that of the traveling public.
The final portion of the Southwest Bypass, from Leander Rd/RM2243 to I-35 was funded by Williamson County. This portion of the project cost approximately $19.8 million and was funded by voter approved Road Bonds.
Williamson County and City of Georgetown held a virtual ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Southwest Bypass. To watch a video of this event, click here.
|Update on I-35 Ramps in Jarrell - Wednesday, March 11, 2020|
Wednesday, May 27, crews opened the new southbound I-35 entrance ramp just north of CR 143. The two existing southbound I-35 ramps and the northbound I-35 ramp north of the Ronald Reagan overpass are closed, and the new ramps are currently under construction. The northbound I-35 ramp that is south of the Ronald Reagan overpass remains open. The southbound I-35 ramp that is south of CR 143 and the northbound I-35 ramp that’s north of CR 143 are currently under construction as well. Expect to see road signs nearby about the upcoming closures. TxDOT asks drivers to be patient, and remain aware when traveling through the work zone. These closures are part of the Mobility35 program which will bring mobility, safety, and connectivity for all modes of transportation. To learn more about this project and the Mobility35 program, visit My35Construction.org.
|TxDOT Breaks Ground on RM 620 Roundabout Project - Wednesday, March 11, 2020|
Construction is now underway on the RM 620 Roundabout project in Round Rock. The project will add overpasses at Chisholm Trail and Lake Creek Drive, a roundabout at RM 620 and Chisholm Trail beneath the new overpass, widened lanes, new frontage roads, and will improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
The Texas Department of Transportation was joined today by Congressman John Carter’s office, Williamson County Commissioner Terry Cook, Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan and members of the Round Rock High School Dragon Band at the groundbreaking. The project is a partnership between TxDOT, the City of Round Rock and Williamson County. The City of Round Rock and Williamson County funded development of the project. TxDOT is funding the $27.4 million construction.
Once the project is complete, the overpasses at Chisolm Trail and Lake Creek Drive will separate local traffic from through traffic, improving safety and mobility. RM 620 serves St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center as well as Round Rock High School and the Round Rock Independent School District headquarters.
Construction of the improvements is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2022, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Bridges and Roads, LLC. To learn more about the project, visit My35Construction.org.
|Williamson County Proposed Corridor Studies - Friday, June 2, 2017|
Williamson County is studying corridors to enhance mobility in the County. Information on the corridor projects and open houses can be found at www.wilco.org/corridors.