Contracts for three transportation projects in Round Rock approved by City Council

Utilities Director Michael Thane presented information regarding the northbound I-35 water line project. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Utilities Director Michael Thane presented information regarding the northbound I-35 water line project. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Utilities Director Michael Thane presented information regarding the northbound I-35 water line project. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council approved contracts for multiple transportation projects at its meeting Oct. 28. These contracts total over $1.2 million in transportation spending. Construction has not yet started on any of these projects.

Old Settlers Boulevard extension

Council approved a supplemental contract with Aguirre & Fields LP to provide engineering services, plans, specifications and estimates as well as supporting documents for the construction of an extension to Old Settlers Boulevard in north Round Rock. The extension will run from North Red Bud Lane to CR 110. Necessary transitions to accommodate the city’s traffic control plan and other miscellaneous work are also included in the contract. Under the agreement, Aguirre & Fields LP will finalize the roadway, hydrologic, hydraulic and structural designs, illumination, environmental documentation, utility improvements, public involvement, and geotechnical investigation and survey for the project bidding process. Construction services are included in the contract if they are deemed necessary.

The Old Settlers extension is part of the city’s 2017 Transportation Master Plan, and upon completion it will be a four-lane urban roadway intended to increase mobility in the area. $934,919 from the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp. will fund the project.

College Park Drive


A contract with BGE Inc. was approved by council for the engineering of the College Park Drive project. This will be approximately 700 lane feet of a four-lane divided roadway with a right-turn lane on the existing southbound approach. A right-turn lane will also be added to Old Settlers.

Transportation Director Gary Hudder said the project will be the entry point to a housing development under construction.

Included in the contract are surveying, environmental, engineering analyses and details necessary to pursue a final project plan to be provided by BGE Inc.

The project will be funded by $109,829.50, sourced from the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp.

Northbound I-35 water line

The council approved a standard utility agreement with the Texas department of Transportation for a water line extension along the northbound frontage road of I-35 from Greenlawn Boulevard to SH 45 N.

Approximately 700 linear feet of 12-inch pipe will be laid to connect existing water lines in order to allow for better water circulation, additional resiliency in the water delivery system and to provide service for future developments, according to city documents.

Because the water line improvement is inside the TxDOT Mobility 35 project area, TxDOT will orchestrate construction of the project, documentation states, with the city of Round Rock paying $226,371.19 in construction costs. This is funded by the city’s self-fianced water construction budget.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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