Round Rock to seek $19.5M in CARES Act funding for improvements to CR 112

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If successful in securing the grant, the city would use the funds to cover 60% of the estimated $32.5 million total roadway cost. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

If successful in securing the grant, the city would use the funds to cover 60% of the estimated $32.5 million total roadway cost. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council on Aug. 27 approved a resolution seeking federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding for a major roadway improvement effort.

The application requests $19.5 million to expand CR 112 in northeast Round Rock. If successful, this would cover 60% of the estimated $32.5 million total roadway cost, said city Transportation Director Gary Hudder.

"We're doing our best to deliver as much significant outside funding to our local community for our arterials as we can," Hudder said.

Currently a two-lane road, CR 112 is planned to be expanded to a six-lane major thoroughfare between A.W. Grimes and CR 110.

Williamson County has already agreed to foot half of the bill for the improvements, with bond funds approved by voters in November 2019.


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.