Transportation Updates

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Transportation Updates

 

1. Municipal Drive widening/extensionTransportation Updates

Before classes begin in late August at the new Camacho Elementary School, Leander ISD and the city of Leander plan partial completion of a project that widens Municipal Drive and extends the road between Bagdad Road and South West Drive. The project will be complete in September.
Timeline: fall 2014-September 2015
Cost: $6.9 million
Funding sources: Leander ISD, city of Leander ($2.5 million reimbursement)

2. Cypress Creek Road/Lakeline Boulevard intersection turn lanes

On June 18 the city of Cedar Park began work on a project to improves turn lanes at the intersection of Cypress Creek Road and Lakeline Boulevard. Crews will extend dual left-turn lanes on north- and southbound Lakeline as well as widen left- and right-turn lanes and add new right-turn lanes and medians on east- and westbound Cypress Creek. The project is meant to improve traffic efficiency and will also relocate sidewalks and streetlights. Updates are posted on www.cedarparktexas.gov/construction.
Timeline: June-January
Cost: $2.2 million
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park, Williamson County

3. Bagdad Road at Municipal/Vista Ridge drivesTransportation Updates

On Aug. 5 the Leander Engineering Department activated a new traffic signal at Municipal/Vista Ridge drives and Bagdad Road. The signal will help handle increased traffic after Camacho Elementary School opens.
Timeline: January-August
Cost: $375,000
Funding sources: city of Leander

4. East Whitestone BoulevardTransportation Updates

As of early August, the Texas Department of Transportation reported about 38 percent completion on a project to rebuild the intersection of East Whitestone and Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard into a partial continuous-flow intersection. Crews are also adding new lanes to the north side of Whitestone Boulevard and expanding the bridge over Brushy Creek. When the project is finished, Whitestone will be widened from four to six lanes between Market Street and CR 175/Sam Bass Road. The roadway will also have extended turn lanes at Whitestone’s intersections with Toro Grande Drive, Raley Road and Sam Bass. Updates are posted at the city’s website, www.cedarparktexas.gov/construction.
Timeline: August 2014-spring 2016
Cost: $22 million
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park (TxDOT will reimburse 80 percent of actual construction costs),
Williamson County

5. Toll 183A/US 183 intersection reconstruction

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is rebuilding the intersection of Toll 183A and US 183 in Leander. The project is intended to give drivers safer turn lane movements and includes roadway widening and new sidewalks, as well as improvements to traffic signals and drainage. Crews have added a tie-in for future construction of a new intersecting street, Bryson Ridge Trail. Updates about the project, including anticipated lane closure times and detour maps, are posted at www.mobilityauthority.com.
Timeline: November-fall 2015
Cost: $5.8 million
Funding sources: Mobility Authority, Crescent Communities

6. Anderson Mill Road repaving

On Aug. 13, Cedar Park City Council approved a construction bid for a 30-day project to repave Anderson Mill Road between Whitestone Boulevard and Lime Creek Road. On July 9, Assistant City Manager Sam Roberts said the repair could keep Anderson stable until a future project to repair and widen the highway.
Timeline: August-September
Cost: $339,590
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park 2007 bonds

7. Old FM 2243 widening

On Aug. 6, Leander City Council approved an interlocal agreement for a project to widen Old FM 2243 from two lanes to five lanes between US 183 and North Lakeline Boulevard. The 18-month project will likely include relocations of drainage ditches, which will become storm sewers under new lanes. City Council members plan to approve a construction bid in October.
Timeline: October-spring 2017
Cost: $24 million
Funding sources: city of Leander, Williamson County ($9.15 million)

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Stephen Burnett has been a community journalist since 2005. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in November 2013. For the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and northwest Austin, he covers city and county government, business, development, events, transportation, utilities and more.
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