Construction is expected to begin soon after the final design in April and projected to last 12-16 months.
The roadwork aims to prevent road congestion between the future extension and existing road. The project also seeks to ease traffic to and from the area's apartments and hotels. Plans include a sidewalk for pedestrian traffic along the roadway.
In total, $144,700 is allocated for the lane expansion project paid for by the Bastrop general fund and Bastrop Economic Development Corporation.