MAP: Intersection improvements now complete at Sam Bass Road, RM 1431 in Round Rock

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. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Intersection improvements are now complete at Sam Bass Road and RM 1431 in Round Rock.

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."
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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