Georgetown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve spending $43,352.81 to have Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. study traffic signal and driveway access along University Avenue/Hwy. 29 between Scenic Drive and the southbound I-35 frontage road. The study will be finished by mid-March and is not expected to cause any road delays or closures.
The addition of Wolf Crossing to an already growing commercial corridor will require intersection improvements on Hwy. 29 and the possible relocation of a traffic signal at the west driveway into the H-E-B store at 1100 S. I-35, Georgetown, according to Ed Polasek, the city’s transportation planning coordinator.
The study will also analyze the potential to add a raised median on Hwy. 29 between H-E-B’s east driveway and I-35, according to the city.
Kimley-Horn will collect data on a variety of metrics, including daily traffic volumes, turning movements and signal timing. The planning and design engineering consultancy will also consider potential effects of a plan to widen the Hwy. 29 bridge over I-35, which has been proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation as part of the agency’s Mobility 35 plan.
Plans for Wolf Crossing include a future hotel and a grocery store as well as retail and restaurant tenants. Initial grand openings are anticipated by mid-2019, according to CSW Development.
Wolf Crossing is one of two new developments proposed for the commercial corridor along Hwy. 29 and I-35 in Georgetown.
On a 164-acre plot of land across the freeway to the northwest, Iva Wolf McLachlan and Donald McLachlan of Wolf Lakes LP have proposed Wolf Lakes Village as a planned unit development that could include up to 4 million square feet of mixed-use space once fully built out. Wolf Lakes LP intends to seek rezoning approval from City Council before breaking ground of the first phase of Wolf Lakes Village before the end of 2018.