The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee recommended a roads and parks bond package to the county’s Commissioners Court on June 18.
The committee unanimously approved recommending a $573.3 million roads bond and a $67.6 million parks bond, which will go toward at least 65 projects throughout the county, including flood mapping, right of way purchases and low-water crossing protection.
In Precinct 3, which includes Georgetown, the committee recommended $105.2 million worth of road construction projects. The largest amount was earmarked for a SE Inner Loop extension at $22.5 million.
As part of the parks bond package, Precinct 3 is looking to see a hike and bike trail from Regional Park to Lake Georgetown at $6 million, as well as $2.2 million dedicated to improvements of Berry Springs Park and Preserve.
The committee was tasked with two jobs: identify whether there was a need for a future bond and, if so, which projects should be on it. After taking requests from cities, municipal utility districts and school districts, the committee faced $2.7 billion in requested projects, which was then pared down to the recommended $640.9 million.
The court will begin discussing the recommendations during its July 16 meeting. The court has until Aug. 19 to call a bond election.
Click the graphic map above to zoom in on the various projects.