Williamson County committee recommends $640.9 million roads and parks bond

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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.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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