Traffic patterns have changed on Bell Boulevard between Buttercup Creek Boulevard and Brushy Creek Road to Cedar Park Drive. The change was made overnight Aug. 22 as part of the ongoing Bell Boulevard Realignment Project, according to the city.

Sections of the existing Bell are open for business access. Drivers should watch for construction workers, signs, cones, barrels and pavement markings, according to the city.

The full road realignment is expected to complete in early 2022 with additional landscaping and road improvements. Road construction broke ground in October 2020.

The Bell Boulevard Realignment Project will relocate the road between Buttercup Creek Boulevard and Cedar Park Drive to the alignment of Old US 183. The new road will be a four-lane, divided roadway.

The project is paid through $26.1 million in 2015 voter-approved general obligation bonds, according to the city.

Road realignment is critical for the $350 million Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project, which will develop the area into a mixed-use development. The Bell District will include residential, commercial and civic areas including the new city library and 16 acres of parkland.

Bell District infrastructure construction is expected to begin in 2022, according to the city.