During a special City Council meeting Nov. 7, Lakeway City Council voted unanimously to approve the annexation, which initially began in 2019.
Currently, Lakeway's city limits go around the portion of Bee Creek Road that hits the roundabout at Highlands Boulevard and Baldovino Skyway, Lakeway interim City Manager Joseph Molis said.
That portion of Bee Creek Road, which also spans from the traffic circle at Highlands Boulevard to Hwy. 71, was originally going to be annexed by the city of Lakeway in 2019, according to city documents. However, the process was halted because of concerns about the conditions of the road.
If the city of Lakeway had annexed Bee Creek Road in 2019, it would have been responsible for repair costs, according to the city.
“It was determined that the road was not constructed to city standards, and so staff opted to not move forward with annexation,” Molis said.
Since then, Travis County has done some work on the road and has brought it up to city standards, he said.
“The outside lanes [of the road] are still on the edge of city standards, but it’s something we can live with,” Molis said.
According to Public Works Director Dale DeLong, the outside lanes have normal wear and tear with cracked seals that will need attention in the future.
“For both lanes [for the length of the road] it will cost the city $30,000-$40,000 for cracked seals,” DeLong said.
The funds for Bee Creek Road maintenance will come from the city’s general fund and from street maintenance funds, according to city documents.