4 recent, upcoming road projects to know in Cedar Park

Bike lane striping on several Cedar Park roads was completed in the spring. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bike lane striping on several Cedar Park roads was completed in the spring. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bike lane striping on several Cedar Park roads was completed in the spring. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are four completed or upcoming transportation projects in Cedar Park.



UPCOMING

1. RM 1431 widening project


Cedar Park will widen a section of RM 1431 between New Hope Drive and Bagdad Road. The road will increase from four lanes to six lanes. Other roadway improvements include a raised median; curb and gutter; drainage facilities; street lighting; traffic signal modifications; intersection improvements; and public water, wastewater and utility adjustments. Cedar Park City Council approved a $3 million design services agreement and right of way acquisition July 8 with Rodriguez Transportation Group Inc. The project is part of a 2020 cost-share agreement with Williamson County. The total project budget is $8.15 million and will be split in half between the city and county.

  • Timeline: TBD

  • Design cost: not to exceed $3 million

  • Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 voter-approved bond, Williamson County


2. Anderson Mill Road reconstruction Phase 2


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


  • Timeline: 2021-TBD

  • Total cost: not to exceed $6.75 million

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


3. 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. Construction will be done with the Bell Boulevard Reconstruction Project final asphalt overlay.

  • Timeline: spring 2022

  • Design cost: not to exceed $75,000

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


COMPLETED

4. Phase 1A bike lanes


The project’s first phase of striped bike lanes is complete on sections of Brushy Creek Road, Buttercup Creek Boulevard, Little Elm Trail and New Hope Drive. Phase 1A was completed in spring 2021. Road widening was not required for the project. Cedar Park City Council approved a pavement marking agreement for Phase 1A of the bike lanes Feb. 11 with D.I.J Construction Inc. The project cost $122,963.35, and the remaining funds from the $220,000 Phase 1A budget will be used in Phase 1B.


  • Timeline: spring 2021

  • Cost: $122,963.35

  • Funding source: Cedar Park capital improvement projects fund-streets


By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. Taylor has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.



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