In order to relieve congestion, improve safety and accommodate the area’s growth, Williamson County is improving Pond Springs Road by adding left-turn lanes, bike lanes and a sidewalk. Residents of the area contacted the county to request these improvements; the project was approved by voters as part of the 2006 bond election.
||Parallel to and just east of US 183, beginning north of McNeil Road, continuing north for 1.9 miles, and ending short of the intersection with the US 183 frontage road.
||The proposed improvements along Pond Springs Road include a 12-foot center turning lane between two 11-foot travel lanes. These improvements will end before the roadway connects with US 183 frontage roads. Six-foot shoulders will be built as well, which the City of Austin plans to upgrade to bike lanes in the future. A five-foot sidewalk to improve pedestrian safety will be added to the east side of the street. To protect the environment, the road will be constructed at a slight slant to the east side where a 15-foot grass strip will be added to ensure water quality.
||This project is substantially complete and open to traffic August 2010.
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