Design for the Lakeline Park to Williamson County Regional Trail connection and pedestrian bridge project is now afoot after Cedar Park City Council’s unanimous approval of the $1.5 million contract Jan. 25.

The overview

The project includes construction of a new pedestrian bridge over South Bell Boulevard, or US 183, that allows people to safely cross the highway between Lakeline Park and the Twin Lakes Family YMCA campus, according to city documents.

Furthermore, the new bridge will serve as the first distinct landmark encountered when entering the city of Cedar Park from the south via South Bell Boulevard, Senior Project Manager Caleb Stockton said at the Jan. 25 City Council meeting.

Also included in the project are trail extensions that will provide key connections to the Lakeline Park and Twin Lakes Park trail systems, which are located on each side of South Bell Boulevard.

Looking ahead

Officials said the design process is expected to last 10 months, and construction is anticipated to take roughly 18 months to complete.