Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation are collecting public feedback about the project through June 9. The public can view the virtual meeting video online.
Completed comment cards can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Williamson County Public Information Office, 710 S. Main St., Ste 101, Georgetown, TX 78626. Comment voicemails can be left at 512-400-4162, ext. 2.
The project will improve mobility and capacity, straighten curves to improve safety, and add pedestrian and bike paths, according to the county. The project also will create a direct path for Leander to I-35.
The new road will have two main lanes in either direction with three-lane frontage roads, according to the county. There would also be direct connections to 183A Toll and Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander. A shared-use path would run along the frontage roads.
“It’s a very important project not just to Leander, but to the entire county,” county Commissioner Cynthia Long said April 15 to the Leander City Council.
The county’s voter-approved 2019 road bond funds design, construction and right of way for the first phase.
Phase 1 limits are dependent on funding, according to the county. One lane will be built in each direction with a center turn lane.
Once the public input phase is completed, the design is expected to be finalized in the fall with environmental clearance from TxDOT.
The project was identified in 2016 in the Williamson County long-range transportation plan. TxDOT completed a feasibility study in 2018, and a public hearing was held in November 2018. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization provided funds in 2019 to complete a preliminary design and environmental clearance for the project, according to the county.