As part of the New Hope Drive extension project, Krienke Ranch Road and parts of CR 272 in Cedar Park will be closed to through traffic until April 30 to support the construction of a bridge over Brushy Creek.

The New Hope Drive extension will go across the new bridge—which has to tie into the existing Krienke Ranch Road, Engineering Services Manager Mike Huber said. The closure of Krienke Ranch Road is to ensure the safety of drivers while construction takes place.

Huber said the New Hope Drive extension project is roughly 80% completed, and the new roadway is expected to open up to Cedar Park drivers this summer.

About the project

To better traffic flow along the roadway, East New Hope Drive in Cedar Park is being extended roughly 2.15 miles between Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Sam Bass Road.

Once construction is completed, the new road will be a divided four-lane roadway with raised medians, traffic signals, LED streetlights, bike lanes, sidewalks and stormwater controls.

Huber said crews are also working on a connection that will tie the end of Toro Grande Boulevard into the New Hope Drive extension.

Crews first began working on the roughly $30 million project in October 2022.

What to expect

Officials are anticipating an early summer opening for the new roadway extension.

Huber said the New Hope Drive extension will improve the flow of traffic; provide additional options for drivers to get around; and drive economic development opportunities.

“You get two great things coming out of a project like this. You get increased ability to move traffic ... and you also have the economic development component, which is also very exciting,” he said.