Groundbreaking to be held Jan. 18 for Hwy. 29 safety improvements

Williamson County has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 18 for safety improvements to Hwy. 29.

The improvements include adding right-turn lanes on Hwy. 29 near the Cimarron Hills and San Gabriel Overlook subdivisions. Commissioner Valerie Covey said the turn lanes will allow vehicles to slow down before turning into the subdivisions.

"Because of the speed of the traffic [on Hwy. 29], there is no safe way to turn into those subdivisions," she said.

The right turn lanes will be added at Jack Nicklaus Boulevard and Park Place Drive. Construction is expected to cost $420,000 and to be finished in seven months.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the east corner of Jack Nicklaus Boulevard and Hwy. 29 at the entrance to Cimarron Hills.

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