Leander greenlights amendment to San Gabriel Parkway design and extension

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With the San Gabriel Parkway project under way, Leander City Council approved an amendment to the project design during a June 7 meeting.

Approved in September 2015, the roadway project entered design phase in fall 2016. The project is slated to turn San Gabriel Parkway into a four-lane divided roadway and extend it from CR 270 to Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The road will be designed with curb and gutter, storm water facilities, street lighting, temporary irrigation system and a 24-inch water line, according to city documents.

The approved amendment envisioned three major revisions, including: breaking the project into three separate sections; designing a roundabout at Logan Del Way and San Gabriel Parkway; and a temporary realignment of a western portion of San Gabriel Parkway with CR 270 with a possible future roundabout at the intersection.

The total cost of the amendment is estimated at $289,832, funded through the city’s General Purpose Capital Improvement Program.

Prior to June 5, City Council had already approved two amendments to the plan, allowing for the elimination of 20-foot retaining walls on San Gabriel Parkway near CR 270 and the design of a traffic signal at San Gabriel Parkway and Ronald Reagan Boulevard. Overall, the project would cost around $4.7 million, city documents show.

The finalized design would be submitted no later than November 1, 2018, according to the revised plan. It was originally scheduled to be submitted by March 2017, city documents state.

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Yue "Stella" Yu covers Lake Travis, Westlake, Leander and Cedar Park. She is a journalism student at University of Missouri. Prior to this summer, she was a city government reporter at Columbia Missourian. Three things she loves the most: jazz, dogs and community journalism. Feel free to reach out at 573-529-5725 or email her at yyu@communityimpact.com
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