Safety improved with $2.5 million County Road 176 project in Georgetown

Drivers can now count on an improved line of sight as they travel on CR 176 toward RM 2243. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Drivers can now count on an improved line of sight as they travel on CR 176 toward RM 2243. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Drivers can now count on an improved line of sight as they travel on CR 176 toward RM 2243. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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This is the new, improved road. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County announced the completion of CR 176 at Parkside Parkway, a safety improvement project in one of the fastest-growing areas in the county, according to a news release.

The project, which was deemed complete July 10, included realigning the intersection of CR 176 with RM 2243.

According to the release, the design removed the safety hazard posed by two existing 90-degree turns along the stretch of road. Drivers can now count on an improved line of sight as they travel on CR 176 toward RM 2243.

In 10 months, the lanes on CR 176 were reconstructed and widened to 12-foot lanes with either an 8-foot shoulder or a curb and gutter from RM 2243 to Parkside Parkway. CR 176 cost nearly $2.5 million to be completed. The project was funded with voter-approved road bonds, the release said.

“The road will be beneficial for residents at recently completed and soon-to-be developed subdivisions north of Leander Road,” the release said. “To put things into perspective, in the past five years, 2,013 lots were developed, and twice as many lots are planned to be constructed.”


The safety improvement plans also include adding a little over half a mile of sidewalk from CR 176 to RM 2243 for shared use between pedestrians and bicycle riders. This portion of the project is expected to be completed by August, weather permitting.

“Not only was this vital for the safety of all drivers, but it was key to improve the accessibility and use of the road for emergency personnel responding to calls,” Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey said in the release. “As this side of our community grows, it is my priority to also complete road projects that will add to the quality of life of my constituents.”
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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