6 transportation project updates in Leander

One project added left- and right-turn lanes at the intersection of CR 290 and Hero Way West. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
One project added left- and right-turn lanes at the intersection of CR 290 and Hero Way West. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

One project added left- and right-turn lanes at the intersection of CR 290 and Hero Way West. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Here are updates on six Leander transportation projects.

Bagdad Road and San Gabriel Parkway traffic signal


This project will add a fourth traffic signal to the intersection to help control eastbound traffic from the Devine Lake subdivision. A contract was awarded to G. Carter Construction on Dec. 3. The project's notice to proceed is on hold until the traffic signal pole is delivered, said Ellen Maas, the city's capital improvement program manager, at a March 4 Leander City Council meeting.

Cost: $99,668.60

Timeline: TBD

Funding source: Leander Capital Improvement Program

CR 290 at Hero Way West intersection


This project added left- and right-turn lanes on CR 290, which allows westbound cars to turn onto Hero Way West when there is another vehicle at the intersection, per the city. Leander City Council approved a construction contract with Austin Underground Inc. on Nov. 5. The project was substantially completed Feb. 24, Maas said. City Engineer Wayne Watts said further widening of CR 290 will be necessary in the future because the county road crosses through Travis and Williamson counties but could eventually become a city road.

Cost: $236,701.50


Timeline: December 2020-spring 2021

Funding source: Leander Capital Improvement Program

Intersection projects


A group of four intersection projects across the city is substantially completed as of March 4, Maas said.


  • At Crystal Falls Parkway and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, a turning lane and pedestrian crossway were added.

  • At Journey Parkway and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, a right-turn lane and pedestrian crossway were added.

  • At Lakeline Boulevard and Crystal Falls Parkway, an access driveway was added.

  • At Leander Drive and Crystal Falls Parkway, a lane was added to make it easier for large trucks to turn.


Cost: $1,035,850.41

Timeline: March 2019-spring 2021

Funding source: Leander traffic impact fee fund

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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