Traffic pattern shifts are next on the scope of work for the $7.7 million Anderson Mill Road widening project, funded through the 2022 Cedar Park voter-approved bond.

Traffic pattern shifts on five northbound streets intersecting Anderson Mill Road, beginning with Drifting Leaf Drive, began May 1 and will last through June, according to city staff. The shift of traffic to one side of the road gives contractors room to safely tie-in intersections along the road and install new curbs, ramps and drainage facilities as part of the project.

“In order to lessen any impact to the neighborhood, nearby schools and overall traffic flow, contractors will work on one intersection at a time, starting with streets along the northbound side of Anderson Mill Road,” staff explained.

Each intersection will be worked on in the following order and take about a week to complete:
  • Drifting Leaf Drive;
  • Grand Falls Drive;
  • Shady Creek Trail;
  • Rhapsody Ridge Drive; and
  • Zeppelin Drive (once school is out for summer break).
Shady Creek and Rhapsody will have flaggers stationed to help provide safe passage, while the other roads are wide enough to maintain two-way traffic throughout construction, according to city staff.

Starting in June, once all of the above roads along the northbound side of Anderson Mill Road are complete, staff said crews will then work on five intersections along the southbound side, in the following order:
  • Zeppelin Drive (school then out for summer break);
  • Grand Falls Drive;
  • Passion Flower Pass;
  • Quiet Moon Trail; and
  • Cypress Creek Road (once school is out for summer break).
The complete project includes widening the remaining two-lane sections on the road to four lanes between Cypress Creek Road and Whitestone Boulevard, along with a new sidewalk, new curb and gutter, signal modifications, signage, and drainage improvements, as previously reported by Community Impact. These improvements are being completed in sections, one intersection at a time, staff said.

Phase 2 of the project began in January, and the project is on track to be completed in early 2024, according to the city.