Cedar Park moves ahead with new bike lanes, plus 3 more road project updates

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The first phase would create bike lanes on sections of existing roadways. These roads include Brushy Creek Road, Buttercup Creek Boulevard, Little Elm Trail and New Hope Drive. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

The first phase would create bike lanes on sections of existing roadways. These roads include Brushy Creek Road, Buttercup Creek Boulevard, Little Elm Trail and New Hope Drive. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

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The first phase would create bike lanes on sections of existing roadways. These roads include Brushy Creek Road, Buttercup Creek Boulevard, Little Elm Trail and New Hope Drive. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cedar Park will move forward in the striping of bicycle lanes along several major city roads. An agreement for Phase 1A of the bike lanes was approved Feb. 11.

The first phase will stripe bike lanes on sections of Brushy Creek Road, Buttercup Creek Boulevard, Little Elm Trail and New Hope Drive. Phase 1A is expected to complete in spring 2021. Road widening is not required for the project, and the city will create and install the bike lane signage, according to the city.

Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement in a 5-1-1 vote with Council Member Rodney Robinson in dissent and Council Member Tim Kelly abstaining.

The agreement with D.I.J Construction Inc. includes pavement marking, and it is to not exceed $220,000. The contractor's cost proposal was $127,037.40, so any remaining budget will be used in Phase 1B of the bike lane project, said Stephen Hanuscin, the city's assistant director of public works.

The process for striping bike lanes began in 2018. The Cedar Park Community Development Board (4B Board) and City Council approved funding for the first phase of the project in its fiscal year 2018-19 budget. Engineering was completed for the project in 2019, and designs were completed in 2020.


Bicycle lane Phase 1A project

Timeline: spring 2021

Cost: not to exceed $220,000

Funding source: capital improvement projects fund-streets



These three projects will begin construction soon or are in the engineering phase, according to the city of Cedar Park.

Anderson Mill Road reconstruction Phase 2

The second phase of construction will widen Anderson Mill Road between Cypress Creek Road and Zeppelin Drive and from Gaspar Bend to RM 1431. The road is currently two lanes and will become a four-lane roadway. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2021. Phase 1 was completed in March 2019 to reconstruct the road between Whitestone Boulevard and Gaspar Bend.

Timeline: 2021-TBD

Cost: not to exceed $6 million

Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 voter-approved street and road bond

Bell Boulevard at Cypress Creek Road intersection improvements

The intersection project will improve the southbound right-turn lane on Bell Boulevard at Cypress Creek Road. The right-turn lane will be widened for safer turns and brought up to Texas Department of Transportation standards, according to the city. Cedar Park City Council approved a design agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Co.-Austin in March 2020. The project is in the preliminary engineering phase.

Timeline: TBD

Design cost: not to exceed $75,000

Funding source: Cedar Park Community Development Corp. (Type B)

Cedar Park intersection improvements project

This project will improve several intersections located at C-Bar Ranch Trail and Whitestone Boulevard, Arrow Point Drive and Whitestone, Discovery Boulevard and Whitestone, Lakeline Boulevard and Whitestone, and Kenai Drive and Parmer Lane. Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement with Alliance Transportation Group Inc. in March. The project is in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in the summer, according to the city.

Timeline: summer 2021-TBD

Design cost: not to exceed $190,000

Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 general obligation bonds
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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