Get up to speed with these 6 updates on Georgetown transportation projects

1. Austin Avenue bridges


City Council heard feedback June 27 from a third public meeting for the Austin Avenue bridges project that was held in May. City staff have identified five possible options to undertake upgrades of the bridges.


Estimated Timeline: A public meeting to share preferred alternatives will be held in late 2017



2. Williams Drive corridor


City Council votes July 11 to accept the fill Williams Drive Corridor Study and adopt implementation plans for upgrades to the roadway over the next four years. Initial upgrades include traffic congestion relief as well as bicycle and pedestrian upgrades and aesthetic improvements.


Estimated Timeline: Plan includes project timelines from 0-4, 5-10 and 11+ years



3. I-35 southbound frontage road sidewalk installation project


The city of Georgetown broke ground in May on a sidewalk that will run along the southbound frontage road of I-35 between Hwy. 29 and Leander Road. In mid-February, the city approved adding $300,000 more to the project to offset design challenges and costs of construction increases.


Timeline: May-end of summer 2017



4. Rivery Boulevard extension


Property and right of way acquisitions are close to complete so the city of Georgetown can have a funding plan ready when the city sets its FY 2017-18 budget in September. The road extension will connect Williams Drive to Northwest Boulevard, providing a more direct access from the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center to other existing hotels near the intersection of Northwest and the I-35 frontage road.


Timeline: 2016-summer 2020



5. Mays Street extension


The city of Georgetown broke ground in October on a project to extend Mays Street from Teravista Parkway and Bass Pro Drive in Round Rock to the intersection of Westinghouse and Rabbit Hill roads in Georgetown. Williamson County has plans to extend Mays north from Oakmont and Paloma drives in Round Rock and rename the entire road as Mays.


Timeline: October 2016-fall 2017



6. FM 1460 widening


Construction continues to widen FM 1460 to a four-lane, divided roadway from Quail Valley Drive in Georgetown to just north of University Boulevard in Round Rock. Pavement on the southbound lanes is being laid.


Timeline: February 2016-end of 2018


GoGeo city transit system
GoGeo, the city’s first transit system, will launch Aug. 21. The system will include four bus routes with access to 45 destinations in Georgetown.


Timeline: August 2017