3 transportation projects to know in Round Rock

Once the project is complete, Logan Street will extend to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Once the project is complete, Logan Street will extend to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Once the project is complete, Logan Street will extend to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

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This springs kicks off the changes to University Boulevard, including expanding the roadway to four lanes. (Megan Cardona/Community Imapct Newspaper)
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The extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard is underway north of Hwy. 79. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are three ongoing projects happening around Round Rock.

1. University Boulevard expansion

Crews will widen the eastern end of roadway from two to four lanes between A.W. Grimes Boulevard and SH 130. Other components include adding a raised median and left-turn lanes. The construction contract has been awarded, and work could begin in May.

Timeline: spring 2021-late 2022/early 2023

Cost: $11.1 million


Funding sources: city of Round Rock Type B funds, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Williamson County Road Bond Program

2. Logan Street extension

The project aims to improve access and connectivity as well as improve emergency response times in the surrounding neighborhoods. Crews are extending the road from Greenlawn Boulevard to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. The two-lane road project also includes a bridge over Dry Branch Tributary 1, sidewalks and a connection to Heritage Springs Trail.

Timeline: summer 2020-June 2021

Cost: $2 million

Funding source: Round Rock Type B sales tax revenue

3. Kenney Fort Boulevard extension

Construction is underway to extend the road from the south end of the multipurpose sports complex at Old Settlers Park to connect with the Meritage Homes development entrance at Chandler Creek Boulevard. This work is part of a larger project that will expand Kenney Fort to six total lanes between Old Settlers Boulevard and Joe DiMaggio Boulevard. The next phase is in design.

Timeline: anticipated completion May 2021

Cost: $3.5 million

Funding sources: development and Type B sales tax revenue
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.