Leander closing Middle Brook Drive at Bagdad Road starting Aug. 7

The city of Leander is widening Bagdad Road from two to five lanes, including a center turn lane, between Hero Way West and Collaborative Way.

The city of Leander is widening Bagdad Road from two to five lanes, including a center turn lane, between Hero Way West and Collaborative Way.

Leander drivers accustomed to accessing Middle Brook Drive from Bagdad Road will need to reroute to South Brook Drive as of Monday.

The entrance to Middle Brook Drive at Bagdad Road closes Aug. 7 and will remain closed through October, according to the city of Leander’s website. South Brook Drive is a suggested alternate access for drivers, according to the city’s website.

The closing is part of Leander’s North Bagdad Road expansion project. Bagdad Road is in the process of being widened from two to five lanes between Hero Way West and Collaborative Way. Construction, which began in April, is scheduled to be complete in October 2018. It is expected to cost an estimated $8.5 million, which is funded by the city of Leander and Williamson County.

Ranchero Road’s intersection with Bagdad Road was closed July 31 for the project.

For more information, contact the city at 512-528-2766 or visit www.leandertx.gov.

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