Liberty Hill leaders began brainstorming visual elements to place at the center of the downtown roundabout in October.

The details

City Manager Paul Brandenburg said the roundabout serves as a gateway to Liberty Hill’s downtown, and it needs a visual statement piece for its center.

A few ideas that have been discussed include:
  • Placing the “Guardian” statue from the International Sculpture Park at the center of the roundabout (the city could either make a cast of the original statue or contract an artist to create a replica)
  • Rock and stone landscaping that could include a water feature as well as trees and scrubs
  • A large tree
  • Drought-resistant plants in rocks
  • A gateway arch that reads “Downtown Liberty Hill” with landscaping underneath
Officials said there is both electricity and water service that leads to the middle of the roundabout, which opens up even more options. The aforementioned ideas all include night lighting.

The majority of the council was in favor of the sculpture idea. Council member Angela Jones said the sculpture resonates with the downtown feel.

Remember this?

A roundabout is being constructed at the intersection of Main Street, CR 279 and Munro Street to improve operational efficiency by slowing down traffic through downtown, in turn making the area safer to navigate.

Construction on the roundabout kicked off in July, and it is planned to wrap up in June 2024.

What happens next?

Council suggested city staff gather prices for the different design feature options and bring it back at a later date.