TxDOT plans groundbreaking for Dec. 11 on RM 620 bypass project

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening RM 2222 at RM 620 to provide traffic congestion relief in the Four Points area. (Courtesy TxDOT)
The Texas Department of Transportation is widening RM 2222 at RM 620 to provide traffic congestion relief in the Four Points area. (Courtesy TxDOT)

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening RM 2222 at RM 620 to provide traffic congestion relief in the Four Points area. (Courtesy TxDOT)

Officials will celebrate the groundbreaking Dec. 11 of the RM 620 bypass project that aims to provide traffic congestion relief for drivers in the Four Points area of Austin.

The $10 million bypass project includes the construction of a new road on RM 620 about 1 mile north of Steiner Ranch Road to RM 2222. Construction will wrap up in spring 2021.


“When folks are really going to notice the change is when the bypass is built from Steiner Ranch to [RM] 2222,” Brad Wheelis, Texas Department of Transportation public information officer, previously told Community Impact Newspaper. “You’re going to have a lot of folks taking the bypass, which is going to relieve traffic on RM 620, so that north and south traffic is going to move better, and you’re going to have more green-light time.”

The city of Austin provided $7.5 million in funding for the bypass project as part of its 2016 mobility bond.

TxDOT is constructing the project, along with the RM 2222 project that is adding an additional travel lane on RM 2222, as well as turn lanes and a raised median. The $23.6 million project broke ground in January and will be finished next summer. The city also contributed $203,491 to the RM 2222 project for right of way and utility work.
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By Amy Denney

Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


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