Highway 195 and Berry Creek Drive project starts in Georgetown this week

This map provides details on the Highway 195 and Berry Creek Drive project. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
This map provides details on the Highway 195 and Berry Creek Drive project. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

This map provides details on the Highway 195 and Berry Creek Drive project. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

A construction project on Hwy. 195 at Berry Creek Drive is set to begin this week, a news release said. The Texas Department of Transportation project aims to improve safety by closing the existing crossover and rerouting turning traffic to new turnarounds and auxiliary lanes.

According to the release, the $776,000 project includes the construction of a new auxiliary lane from I-35 to a new crossover located about 1,200 feet north of the current Berry Creek crossover. A right-turn lane for Berry Creek Drive also will be constructed.


Once complete, traffic wishing to turn left on Berry Creek Drive will U-turn at the new crossover and merge over to the new turn lane to access Berry Creek Drive. Berry Creek Drive traffic wishing to head north on Hwy. 195 will turn right on Hwy. 195 and use a new acceleration lane to merge with traffic and U-turn at a new crossover west of the I-35 frontage road. See the attached map for a visual explanation.


During construction, the existing crossover at Berry Creek Drive will remain open to traffic, the release said. Once construction of the new turnarounds is complete, traffic will be shifted and the old crossover will be removed

The project is expected to be completed this summer.
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By Sally Grace Holtgrieve

Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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