Drivers traveling through the intersection of Hwy. 29 and DB Wood Road will notice improvements to the area after Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation partnered on a $10.7 million project to enhance safety.

Completed in June, the construction project added left- and right-turn lanes going both east- and westbound on Hwy. 29, eliminating the continuous left-turn lane.

It also widened DB Wood, creating two southbound left-turn lanes, installing a raised median and adding travel lanes in each direction.

With continued growth in the region, the intersection is meant to mitigate the buildup of traffic along the corridor, according to Williamson County.

In 2021, Hwy. 29 between US 183 and I-35 averaged around 25,850 vehicles per day, according to TxDOT. Now, nearly 35,000 vehicles travel along Hwy. 29 daily.

Williamson County contributed $5.19 million to the project, using voter-approved road bonds to pay for the design, utility coordination and right of way acquisition. TxDOT funded the construction to the tune of $5.54 million.