A newly reconstructed two-lane roadway and intersection opened near SH 130 in southeast Georgetown and the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction following more than two years of construction.

Also known as Westinghouse Road, Williamson County Road 111 is expected to improve safety and mobility in the area as Georgetown experiences rapid growth, county leaders said at a ribbon cutting ceremony April 25.

The overview

Williamson County reconstructed and improved an existing roadway, transforming CR 111 into a two-lane road running from FM 1460 to SH 130 with widened shoulders and turn lanes.

CR 111, CR 110 and CR 105 were realigned to come to a four-way intersection. Additionally, an extension of CR 110, from CR 111 to University Boulevard, was included in the project, said Steven Shull, a representative with engineering firm HNTB.

The $22.5 million project is funded by the county's 2019 road bond and $8.2 million from the city of Georgetown, which will maintain its portions of the roadway, said the county’s communications specialist Yvonne Ramirez and Precinct 3 County Commissioner Valerie Covey.

Construction began in February 2022, Ramirez said. The road project includes preliminary plans to develop CR 111 and the northern portion of CR 110 into a six-lane, divided urban roadway, Covey said.

The impact

CR 111 will enhance mobility in the area as southeast Georgetown experiences some of the fastest growth in the city, Covey said.

Covey noted how Georgetown ISD is looking to pass $649.5 million bond for a new high school in the area as East View High reaches capacity as well as a new elementary and middle school.

The new intersection has made transportation safer, because the roads' previous alignment included several 90-degree turns, Covey said.

Georgetown City Manager David Morgan also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony along with Precinct 4 County Commissioner Russ Boles.

Also of note

Since county voters approved the project in 2019, some portions of land near the new roadway are no longer in the city’s ETJ after deannexing, Boles said. Senate Bill 2038, passed in 2023, allows residents to leave the city’s ETJ through a petition or election.

“Places like this where we once assumed where the city of Round Rock would meet the city of Georgetown, and as we planned, these roads would be inside those city limits ... that’s just not the case,” Boles said. “The county’s having to evolve as our state laws evolve.”

The new law has impacted the county’s ability to plan for future infrastructure and development, Boles said.