McNeil Road in Northwest Austin to close for Red Line repairs

Capital Metro Red Line
Capital Metro is replacing track on the railroad crossing where the Red Line intersects with McNeil Road in Northwest Austin and will close the road to through traffic from July 16-18. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Capital Metro is replacing track on the railroad crossing where the Red Line intersects with McNeil Road in Northwest Austin and will close the road to through traffic from July 16-18. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Traffic on McNeil Road from Round Rock through Northwest Austin will be closed for several days in July as Capital Metro works on a rail line near the roadway.

According to Williamson County documents, Capital Metro is going to replace some track on the railroad crossing where the Red Line intersects with McNeil.

A representative from Capital Metro told Community Impact Newspaper that construction on the rail track will last July 16-18.

The temporary closure will run from Howard Lane to SH 45 on the border of Austin and Round Rock.

Throughout the closure, a detour will be available for motorists who use McNeil as a through route. According to a map in Williamson County documents, the detour will take motorists along Howard and Burnet Road in Northwest Austin as well as CR 172 and East McNeil in Round Rock.


For a full map of the road closures and planned detour, click here.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.