Stories to follow in 2019: Round Rock expands and extends roadways


What we reported Over the past two years the city of Round Rock and Williamson County have bolstered their respective arterial road plans to accommodate the current and future growth of the region. Arterial roads, according to the city of Round Rock, are continuous roadways that serve high volumes of local and regional traffic. In Round Rock University Boulevard, RM 620, A.W. Grimes Boulevard, Gattis School Road, Mays Street and Hwy. 79 have been identified as major and minor arterials.

the latest The city of Round Rock and Williamson County will make moves in 2019 to widen and extend Round Rock arterials to accommodate steadily increasing traffic numbers.

Construction is expected to begin early in 2019 on the extension of North Mays Street to Oakmont Drive, a project that would allow drivers to travel from north to south Round Rock along Mays. The project, which is being led by Williamson County with support from the city of Round Rock, is expected to be complete in spring 2020.

In 2018, Round Rock secured all necessary rights of way to widen University Boulevard, according to Director of Transportation Gary Hudder. The project will widen the roadway into a six-lane road between the I-35 frontage road and Sunrise Boulevard. Crews will begin working on utility relocation with construction underway by the end of 2019, Hudder said.

Phases 2, 3 and 4 of the Kenney Fort Boulevard extension will extend the southern end of the roadway from its current point of termination to SH 45. The northern portion will be extended to connect its current points of termination south of Old Settlers Boulevard to Chandler Creek Boulevard. The city is in the process of securing necessary rights of way.

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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