An alignment study for Raider Way is now underway after Leander City Council approved a $52,705 contract with engineering consulting firm Kimley-Horn on June 6.

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According to city documents, Kimley-Horn will conduct an alignment study of roughly 0.9 miles of Raider Way from Torre Street to RM 2243.

This study is required to plan for future roads and development due to its proximity to the Brushy Creek floodplain and its skew, according to the documents. A skewed intersection is when two roads meet at angles less than 90 degrees, which can create possible safety risks for drivers and pedestrians.

The study will include up to three proposed alignments, per the documents. While a start date for the study was not specified, it is expected to reach completion a month after work begins.

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Leander City Council also approved a change order for the Raider Way and Woodview Drive widening project during its June 6 meeting. The change order will decrease the roughly $15.7 million construction contract by $57,679.45, which will be credited back to the city.

Raider Way is being widened to three lanes with safety improvements as well as the addition of a new traffic signal, according to previous Community Impact reporting. The project is intended to reduce heavy traffic that occurs surrounding a middle school and high school in the area.

The recently approved change order brings the contract up to date to reflect the construction work, according to city documents. The new project cost is $15.6 million.