Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation announced Aug. 20 that crews finished a second left turn lane for northbound traffic on Sam Bass Road, installed new signage and restriped the lanes.
“The new signal and lane configuration on northbound Sam Bass Road will allow more left-turning traffic through the intersection,” TxDOT area engineer Bobby Ramthun said in a news release. “That will reduce backups and improve mobility and safety in the area.”
The project was funded by TxDOT.
“Prior to having two designated left-turn lanes, a driver could sit through four traffic signal cycles during rush hour before being able to turn," Williamson County Commissioner Terry Cook said in the release. "As the volume on Sam Bass Road continued to increase, the congestion caused by people waiting through multiple lights to be able to turn also increased."