Williamson County had a ribbon cutting celebration June 16 for two safety improvement projects along Ronald Reagan Boulevard near the Sun City community in Georgetown.

The project included improving the intersections of Silver Spur and Sun City boulevards. The Silver Spur intersection now has a deceleration lane and left turn lane on Ronald Reagan. Additionally, a new acceleration lane on Ronald Reagan helps those turning left from Silver Spur. Acceleration and deceleration lanes, also known as speed change or auxiliary lanes, allow drivers to safely slow down or speed up in a separate lane from high-speed through traffic. An acceleration lane was also added for those turning left from Sun City Boulevard.

Overhead solar traffic beacons to alert drivers were added to the Silver Spur and Sun City intersections, according to a news release.

“Ronald Reagan Boulevard is a heavily traveled road near a densely populated subdivision. We needed this project to enhance safety at these intersections,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey said at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The projects were funded through the voter-approved 2019 Road Bonds and cost $875,350. It took seven months to complete.

“With this ribbon cutting, we celebrate a very important safety project,” Covey said in the release.