The city of Cedar Park will started construction on the Brushy Creek North Fork Trail project in February.

Stretching from Parmer Lane near Whitestone Boulevard down to the Brushy Creek Regional Trail at Brushy Creek Road, the Brushy Creek North Fork Trail project will consist of roughly three miles of shared-use trail, Senior Project Manager Marisa McKnight said at the Dec. 15 City Council meeting.

Once construction is completed, the trail will be a 10-foot-wide concrete path with associated lighting and fencing.

“The Brushy Creek North Fork Trail is an exciting addition to our trails system here in Cedar Park,” Mayor Jim Penniman-Morin said in a statement. “It aligns with our goals to continually improve safety, mobility and connectivity for everyone throughout the city.”

Fazzone Construction Company will be doing the construction on the trail, and it will cost $2.97 million. Funding sources for the project include the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Community Development Corporation Type B funds and the city of Cedar Park.

Construction is anticipated to last a year after it starts, according to the city spokesperson.

"This connection to the Brushy Creek Trail System provides cyclists and pedestrians yet another safe and scenic connection from the fast-growing northeast section of our town and yet another great enhancement to the outdoor lifestyle we celebrate in Cedar Park,” Penniman-Morin said.

More ongoing projects include:

Anderson Mill Road widening

Phase 2 of the Anderson Mill Road project in Cedar Park began in late January. During construction, existing lanes will remain open. The project includes widening the remaining two-lane sections to four lanes between Cypress Creek Road and Whitestone Boulevard, according to the city. It also includes a new sidewalk, signal modifications, signage, a new curb and gutter, and drainage improvements.
  • Timeline: January 2023-early 2024
  • Cost: $7.7 million
  • Funding source: city of Cedar Park
Bagdad Road and Sonny Drive intersection improvements

A traffic signal and other improvements along with an improved pedestrian crossing will be implemented at the Badgad Road and Sonny Drive intersection in Leander. Increasing traffic along the Sonny Drive and Bagdad Road corridors, supported by an engineering study, suggested a traffic signal at the intersection, according to the city. Construction on the project is about 40% completed.
  • Timeline: December 2022-fall 2023
  • Cost: $725,000
  • Funding source: city of Leander