The Kenney Fort Boulevard extension from Forest Creek Drive to SH 45 is expected to wrap up by May, according to Round Rock city staff.

Current situation

The city's master transportation plan has included this project since 1999. Kenney Fort Boulevard, once completed, will fill a gap in Round Rock's transportation network and offer a new route for the fast-growing eastern side of the city, according to city documents.

The finalized project will feature a six-lane arterial road equipped with shared-use paths, which connects neighborhoods along the route to both the existing Brushy Creek Trail System and Old Settlers Park.

The last segment of Kenney Fort was completed over a decade ago in 2013. Segment 4 has already been contracted out by the city, which will fully connect the existing pieces of Kenney Fort, south of East Old Settlers Boulevard and north of Forest Creek Drive.

Over half of the funding for the $23.4 million project is a result of federal grants provided by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Williamson County allocated $1.5 million toward the project's design, while the remaining costs were paid from the city’s sales tax revenue.

Also of note

Along with providing an alternative to I-35, the project includes new pipelines expanding the city’s water reuse program, also known as the purple pipe.

For more information on current and future road projects, visit the city's Driving Progress page.