These are four of the latest local and state transportation projects in the works in the city of Round Rock

Walkway improvements coming to east downtown

City officials approved a contract with Volkert Engineering to upgrade sidewalks and other walkways throughout the east downtown area of Round Rock.

Requirements within the contract, which was approved in August, include examination of East Main Street, Cooke Street and Circle Drive for sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant improvements, according to city documents.

Gary Hudder, Round Rock Transportation Department director, said Aug. 23 the improvements are being considered in anticipation of development in the area.

The two-phase project includes a design portion and a development and management portion.

Phase 1 will cost $18,050 and involves creating a schematic design that will be completed based on the city determining the feasibility and location of the sidewalk improvements. The city is proposing sidewalks that are 3 to 5 feet wide and 6,700 feet in length, according to documents.

In Phase 2, the city will develop project plans, specifications and estimates and complete the bid phase. Some construction management will be provided. That phase will cost $95,220, bringing the total cost to $113,270, according to the city.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $113,270

Funding source: Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp.

East downtown connectivity

  • Phase 1: design sidewalk improvements Cost: $18,050

  • Phase 2: development and management of improvements Cost: $95,220

Council approves more changes to project to add turn lanes on A.W. Grimes Boulevard

Round Rock officials approved a shift of funds for a project to add right-turn lanes to the Chandler Creek and Old Settlers Boulevard intersections of northbound A.W. Grimes Boulevard.

City Council approved the project changes during an Aug. 25 meeting.

The move accounts for changes of previously contracted items, including a traffic signal and concrete work. It is the second change order for the project and brings total construction costs down from $615,057.60 to $519,812.60.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $519,812.60

Funding source: Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp.

Water line project planned along I-35 frontage road

Round Rock officials approved an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to extend a water line along the I-35 northbound frontage road between Greenlawn Boulevard and SH 45 N. TxDOT will connect two existing water lines, and the project is not expected to affect traffic.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $197,674.08

Funding source: city of Round Rock

Red Bud Lane North widening project to start in late 2022

Red Bud Lane will be upgraded to a four-lane, divided roadway as part of a project that includes pedestrian, intersection, curb and gutter improvements. The project will help alleviate mounting traffic density in the area, as several thousand homes are under various stages of construction.

Timeline: late 2022-TBD

Cost: estimated at $20 million

Funding source: city of Round Rock