Bee Cave City Council voted in favor of a resolution to create a partnership between the city and the Texas Department of Transportation for intersection improvements at Hwy. 71 and Hamilton Pool Road at a Jan. 9 meeting.

The gist

The resolution allows the city to partner with TxDOT for costly intersection improvements that the city would not be able to afford otherwise, according to a news release.

The partnership will allow the Bee Cave Economic Development Corporation to pay for the design of the intersection improvements, while TxDOT will fund the construction.

Improvements at the intersection will be a huge benefit to residents and help to alleviate traffic issues, city leaders said.

Quote of note

“We have a strong relationship with TxDOT and have been able to work with them to give us relief at this major intersection,” Mayor Kara King said. “These improvements could cost as much as $15 million, and to have TxDOT take on this expense is an incredible win for our residents.”

What else?

Construction will take an estimated five years to complete, according to TxDOT and planning consultants.