Williamson County commissioners court recognized the completion of CR 200 in Precinct 2 as the 200th road project completed under the voter-approved road bond program on Oct. 18.

“Voters have seen that need and have said yes to these projects,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, who has lived in the county for 28 years.

Williamson County has had a total of four successful voter-approved bond elections in 2000, 2006, 2013 and 2019. On October 19, 2022, Williamson County will hold a ribbon cutting at CR 200 to mark its completion.

“We would not be anywhere without those going after the right of way,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook said.

The four bonds under the Williamson County Road Bond program have completed safety and mobility projects not only in the unincorporated areas of the county, but also in local cities in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

The need for the roads was first recognized in 1999 when the Williamson County commissioners Court adopted its first Long-Range Transportation Plan to identify transportation needs of the growing population, according to county officials. Voters approved the first road bond in 2000 and Pond Springs Road at Turtle Rock Road Signal became the first project completed in 2002.

Since then, other projects completed include the following:

  • Ronald Reagan Boulevard from FM 1431 to I-35;

  • University Boulevard/Chandler Road from I-35 to SH 95; SH 195;

  • Southeast Inner Loop; Southwest Bypass;

  • US 79;

  • O’Connor Drive from RM 620 to SH 45;

  • RM 620 from Cornerwood Drive to Deep Wood Drive;

  • New Hope Drive from Cottonwood Creek Trail to Ronald Reagan Boulevard;

  • Lakeline Boulevard from Crystal Falls Parkway to Old 2243;

  • CR 110 from US 79 to CR 107;

  • and 2nd Street in Taylor.

“There's one thing to plan, but the hardest part–and I give our transportation department’s Bob Daigh and his team so much credit–is to actually get the roads on the ground,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles said.