Two-month utility project underway along Hamilton Pool Road

Barricades are up along Hamilton Pool Road as work crews move natural gas lines. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Barricades are up along Hamilton Pool Road as work crews move natural gas lines. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Barricades are up along Hamilton Pool Road as work crews move natural gas lines. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)



Motorists traveling Hamilton Pool Road between Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 71 should drive with caution as crews from Texas Gas Service are working in the area for the next eight weeks, according to Christy Penders with OneGas, which is the parent utility of Texas Gas Service.


Utility crews are moving natural gas lines to prepare the way for a $13.7 million road project under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation. Hamilton Pool runs south from Hwy. 71 to Hwy. 12 and beyond, eventually crossing the Pedernales River. The road project will extend from Hwy. 12 north to Hwy. 71, according to TxDOT.

Work along the 6.3-mile segment will add a 12-foot-wide center turn lane and 6-foot shoulders on both sides of the highway and will increase safety as the number of cars on the roadway increases, according to information provided by TxDOT. State engineers estimate the number of vehicles traveling along Hamilton Pool will increase 38% to 31,850 vehicles per day by 2042. Construction of the additional lanes is estimated to take 16 months to complete.
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



MOST RECENT

Photo of the Austin Police Department
City of Austin certifies Save Austin Now's petition to increase police staffing, adding it to fall ballot

The measure would require two police officers for every 1,000 area residents, among other provisions.

Transportation services may become a challenge for Lake Travis ISD as the district continues to face a bus driver shortage heading into the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Lake Travis ISD facing bus driver shortage in upcoming school year

The district is facing a shortage of 28 bus drivers heading into the 2021-22 school year.

TxDOT will stop removing trees as a part of the Oak Hill Parkway project until the injunction hearing Sept. 2. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
TxDOT temporarily halts removal of trees, but Oak Hill Parkway construction continues

Opponents of the parkway see the latest development as a “window of hope.”

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

Hill Country Galleria earned a recognition in the shopping center industry in July. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)
Hill Country Galleria earns industry honors for creative initiatives, including Buzzfest

Hill Country Galleria earned several honors during the International Council of Shopping Centers 2021 Global Awards.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Photo of medical professions in a hospital
Health officials warn ICU space is critically low as Travis County sees its 900th COVID-19 death

As the delta variant drives transmission rates up, local hospital systems warn that ICUs are strained.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
New taco spot opens in Four Points; roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including news on when Lou Neff Road will open in Central Austin.

Water retention ponds and flood control features can now be seen on the site of the 80-acre Village of Spanish Oaks development. (Courtesy CCNG Inc.)
Permanent features take shape at Village at Spanish Oaks

The Village at Spanish Oaks will feature a boutique inn as well as retail and office space.

The delta variant has now been confirmed in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County reports more than 490 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 during the week of July 26 as two local cases of delta variant are confirmed

Since July 26, Comal County has reported a total of 492 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. It is the highest number of weekly reported cases since the week of January 25.

The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shopping coming to Congress Ave.; Pflugerville preps tract near Living Spaces and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area, including news on four businesses coming to Hutto.