Stretching from Old Settlers Boulevard to Joe DiMaggio Boulevard in Round Rock, Segment 4 of Kenney Fort Boulevard opened to the public June 6.

The details

The construction of the new six-lane roadway is intended to provide a north-south arterial road on the eastern side of the city, running from Georgetown through Round Rock to Pflugerville.

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 roadway has been a part of the city’s Transportation Master Plan since 1999, according to city documents, and the last segment of Kenney Fort was completed over a decade ago in 2013.

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

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.