A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place to celebrate the completion of a roundabout at the intersection of Darden Hill Road and Sawyer Ranch Road in Dripping Springs.

The gist

Officials from Hays County, the city of Dripping Springs and Dripping Springs ISD will be in attendance. The ceremony will take place Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at the roundabout.

The background

The roundabout replaces what was previously a three-way stop, and now includes medians, pedestrian crossings and sidewalks with ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

With its completion, access to and from Cypress Springs Elementary School changes, with the western driveway to be used only as an entrance, while the eastern driveway will be an exit only.

The goal of the roundabout’s construction is to “increase safety” in the area, Hays county officials said in a news release.

Construction began in June and cost $3.2 million, funded by the 2016 Road Bond Program.