Transportation update: Work continues on FM 1626 south project in Hays County


Work continues on Phase 2 of the FM 1626 South project in Hays County, geared toward improving the roadway between FM 2770 and FM 967. According to a July press release, demolition of the Mustang Creek and Onion Creek bridges has begun, as has the installation of various culverts.

The south phase of the FM 1626 Safety Expansion Project is an effort to widen travel lanes and construct additional lanes in each direction on the current two-lane roadway as part of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Regional Transportation Plan. The North phase of the project, running from RM 967 to Brodie Lane, was completed in 2015.

Timeline: 2016-TBD
Cost: $35.3 million for the south phase
Funding source: Pass-Through Finance Program Agreement funds

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Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.
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