Georgetown hosts open house, seeks public feedback on D.B. Wood Road widening project

The safety and mobility project, which will widen D.B. Wood Road, will begin construction in 2022. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The safety and mobility project, which will widen D.B. Wood Road, will begin construction in 2022. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The safety and mobility project, which will widen D.B. Wood Road, will begin construction in 2022. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

City of Georgetown staff will present information at 6 p.m. June 17 regarding an $18.3 million safety and mobility project on D.B. Wood Road.

The project, approved by voters in the 2015 transportation bond, will widen the roadway from two lanes to four lanes with a two-way turn lane in the center. Construction will begin in 2022 and end in 2024.

The project is also adding a 10-foot-wide shared-use path on the west side of the road for pedestrians and bicycles. Project Manager Joel Weaver said the city's development standards require just one 10-foot-wide shared-use path so it is not guaranteed the other side of the road will also have one.

"However, on the other side of the road going through all these folks' properties, if they would like another shared-use path then we’re going to need donations [to fund it] right away," he said.

The open house will be held in person in the training room at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road.

Residents can also join online via Zoom at The webinar ID is 946 1713 4572. Individuals can also participate via these toll free numbers: 833-548-0276 or 833-548-0282. There will be time held for questions and answers after the presentation.

Residents can also provide public comments in the following ways no later than 5 p.m. June 24:

  • Written comments can be emailed to Project Manager Joel Weaver at [email protected] or mailed to ATTN: Joel Weaver, City of Georgetown, 300-1 Industrial Ave, Georgetown.

  • Call Joel Weaver on his city cell phone at 512-630-3233 by 5 p.m. during work days. Those who call will not receive a call back without leaving a voicemail, Weaver said. People will get an auto return email when he is off work.

By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation and nonprofits. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.


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