The project was funded through 2019 voter-approved road bond money. It will increase safety at the intersections of Ronald Reagan and Silver Spur boulevards and of Ronald Reagan and Sun City boulevards, Covey said.
“I’m excited to kick off this important project because it will increase safety in one of the fastest-growing areas of Williamson County,” Covey said in a video.
The improvements at the intersection of Ronald Reagan and Silver Spur boulevards include adding a deceleration and left-turn lane on Ronald Reagan Boulevard; adding an acceleration lane on Ronald Regan Boulevard for those turning left from Silver Spur Boulevard; and adding overhead solar traffic beacons and intersection lighting to alert drivers.
The improvements at Sun City Boulevard include constructing an acceleration lane for those turning left from Sun City Boulevard and adding overhead traffic beacons to alert drivers.
The total cost for the project is estimated to be $875,000. Construction will begin in December and is estimated to take five months to complete, weather permitting, Covey said.
“With over 15,000 residents in Sun City and more on the way, I think it is imperative that the county keeps pace with the increase number of residents and vehicles,” Covey said. “This large level of growth requires extensive planning that protects residents' quality of life.”