Round Rock council moves forward with Kenney Fort Boulevard extension project

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Round Rock City Council took the next step in extending Kenney Fort Boulevard from Georgetown across Round Rock to Pflugerville at the council’s Thursday night meeting. Council unanimously approved action that allows Mayor Craig Morgan to purchase right of way for a future Kenney Fort Boulevard extension near Chandler Creek Boulevard.

The land buy will cost the city $775,000. Director of Transportation Gary Hudder said the city has been negotiating for years with the Cressman family for this land.

The agreement specifies the city cannot break ground on the road extension for the next four years. Morgan asked if the property owners should choose to let the city go ahead with the road ahead of time if the city would be able to move forward ahead of schedule.

Hudder said he would see no issue with doing so. In the meantime, Hudder said the city can continue preparation work on the Kenney Fort extension, including environmental studies and surveys on the roadwork.

The first segment of the expansion was completed between Joe DiMaggio and Forest Creek during the summer of 2013.

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Emily Donaldson is a recent transplant to the Austin area from Houston, Texas, where she started with Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016. Donaldson started covering public education in Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest school district in the state of Texas, and then she transitioned into her role as the company's legislative reporter, providing statehouse coverage for all 22 editions. Currently, she reports on the city of Round Rock and Round Rock ISD for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition. Donaldson graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor's degrees in magazine journalism and political science.

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