Construction of the New Hope Drive extension in Cedar Park is now complete.
The project constructed four lanes from Cottonwood Creek Trail to Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The city of Cedar Park and Williamson County hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate the project’s completion June 25.
The extension allows for additional capacity for east-west traffic through Cedar Park, according to a press release from the city of Cedar Park. Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale said the project also provides better access to La Jaita and Arrow Point business parks.
“[The project] makes it easier to get around here,” Van Arsdale said. “It has gotten pretty crowded on our arterials.”
Construction began in summer 2017 and had a budget of $9.4 million, funded by 2015 voter-approved bonds and savings from prior bond projects, according to the release. Williamson County contributed $1.3 million to the project.
The road is a four-lane major arterial, divided roadway with a raised median. Street lighting, a traffic signal at Ronald Reagan, an extension of Arrow Point Drive and a 10-foot-wide shared-use path were also included in the project, along with new water and wastewater lines.