Construction to build Mays Street from Teravista Parkway at Bass Pro Drive in Round Rock to the intersection of Westinghouse and Rabbit Hill roads in Georgetown could begin in late August.
Georgetown City Council approved a nearly $6.4 million construction contract with Austin-based C.C. Carlton Industry LTD to build the roadway.
Georgetown Transportation Services Director Ed Polasek said bids for the project came in below original estimates of $8 million.
“The low bidder at $6.375 million for the base bid is an excellent price in this market in these times,” he said.
Construction is expected to be completed on the project by summer 2017.
The approximately 1.2-mile project is funded by the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corp., which promotes economic and community development by paying for streets and transportation improvements, in partnership with the city of Round Rock, Polasek said.
The city of Round Rock is funding 27 percent of the project, according to an interlocal agreement between the two municipalities.
City officials said the project is expected to enhance economic development efforts in southern Georgetown as well as increase traffic flow in the region.
Williamson County is also working on a project that would extend Mays Street north of Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive to create a continuous roadway from Hesters Crossing Road in Round Rock to Westinghouse in Georgetown.
Once completed Oakmont will be renamed Mays Street.
Design for the nearly 1-mile county portion is underway by LJA and is expected to be completed in early 2017, according to a county report.
The county is in the process of completing an interlocal agreement with the city of Round Rock for the project.
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