DATA: $19.9 million in road and bridge projects move forward in Travis County

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Travis County maintains around 1,276 miles of roadway. County Commissioners approved a work plan Jan. 15 for standard maintenance and improvements on county-maintained roads.

As it stands, 85.1 percent of arterial roadways maintained by the county are in fair, good or better condition, according to county documents. This represents a slight increase over 2018’s ratings of 84.3 percent.

County-wide 77.7 percent of all roads earned a good to fair or better rating, up from 75.5 percent last year.

Court mandated levels are 75% for arterials and 70% for the whole system.

Last fall, commissioners earmarked $19,955,356 in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget for road and bridge improvements.

With the court’s action Tuesday–which was taken on consent without public discussion–roadway maintenance projects over the coming months will include pothole patching, surface treatment, road reconstruction, hot mix asphalt concrete overlay edge and shoulder repair.

Other projects include pedestrian way maintenance, drainage, signage, striping and traffic engineering.

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  1. “As it stands, 85.1 percent of arterial roadways maintained by the county are in fair, good or better condition, according to county documents.” And, if I was able to give myself “As” in college I would have graduated Magnum Cum Laude.

  2. Karen Seligman

    I have lived in Pflugerville for almost 19 years. Immanuel Rd has be a horrible two lane road that has never been replaced. The county is suppose to maintain this road. There are so many potholes and the road is just terrible. This is one of the main roads into Pflugerville. New homes are about to be built along this road. This road can not with stand anymore cars. Large trucks use this road everyday and that makes this road so much worse. When is the county going to rework this road? As I said nothing has been done to this road in over 19 years except fill a few potholes that reaccure weeks later. Can you tell me if this road is on the county’s list of roads to work on? We need it barely!
    Thank you!
    Karen Seligman

  3. Taylor, Can you find out if and when then Cameron Road Expansion will be installed? I keep hitting a dead end with Travis County. I went to a meeting in 2014 and they said the road would be installed in 2015.

    I recently went to another meeting on the Wells Branch Expansion and they couldn’t explain why nothing has been done on Cameron Road Expansion to date (Nov. 2018).

    Traffic out here is horrible during peak hours and the bike riders are risking their lives on these back roads.

    Thank You
    Johnny M.

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas.
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