Improvements included the additions of two lanes for a four-lane divided roadway, alongside an approximate 1,200-foot bridge, per a Dec. 16 news release. The extension was designed to enhance connectivity between Old Settlers Boulevard and University Boulevard in Round Rock, along with serving as an alternative roadway to the I-35 frontage roads.
“I am so happy to see this major alternative to being trapped on I-35 going to or from Georgetown is now available, and you can zip between Round Rock and Westinghouse Road in great time,” Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook said in the release.
The project, with a sticker price of roughly $11 million, was funded through Williamson County voter-approved road bond funding along with funds contributed by the city of Round Rock.
“This project has been a great example of how the City and County can leverage tax dollars by working together,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said in the release. “It also provides another important north and south corridor that will allow motorists to avoid using I-35 to travel within our community.”