WilCo requests public input on long-range transportation plan

Williamson County is hosting four public meetings to gather input from residents after making changes to its long-term transportation plan.

In order to keep pace with the increase of residents and vehicles in Williamson County, officials have been crafting the long-range plan to coordinate connectivity and mobility throughout the region.

The county made revisions to a conceptual map of controlled access facilities—roadways with main lanes for through traffic and frontage roads for local traffic—which shows the ultimate build-out for controlled access roads in the county. Amendments to the plan also include a proposed arterial plan map, which shows a grid of roadways that will allow county residents to move throughout the county without having to drive onto a major road, said Robert Daigh, senior director of infrastructure for the county.

“Our goal is you would get on controlled access facilities if you wanted to go across or out of the county, [and you can also] move efficiently and safely within the county on a set of arterial streets,” he told the court.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey said as the county continues to grow, residents will want to be able to drive throughout the county without having to merge onto major highways.

“This is about alternatives,” she said. “If we don’t go plan it now, we won’t be able to do it later.”

Officials will host the public meetings throughout the county:

  • April 18: Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown, in the commissioners courtroom on the second floor

  • April 19: J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock

  • April 25: Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St., Taylor

  • April 28: Williamson County Cedar Park Annex, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Courtroom, 350 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park

By Caitlin Perrone
Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.


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