Southwest Bypass project continues, other Georgetown transportation updates

1. Southwest Bypass Segment 2
Roadway excavation at the west end of the project near RM 2243 is underway. Construction crews are placing road base material at the west end of the project up to RM 2243 as well as electrical ground boxes on RM 2243 and light posts. The concrete curb has also been placed along the roadway.

Timeline: September 2018-late 2019
Cost: $8.1 million
Funding source: 2013 Williamson County road bond

2. CR 176 at RM 2243 realignment
The right of way clearing and earthwork activities are underway. Road base material is being placed between RM 2243 and the existing CR 176 as well as for the roadway widening of RM 2243. This will allow construction of the new center turn lane on RM 2243. Driveways are also being constructed along the new CR 176 roadway.

Timeline: summer 2019-spring 2020
Cost: $2.45 million
Funding source: 2013 Williamson County road bond

3. Rivery Boulevard ribbon cutting, Northwest Boulevard groundbreaking
The city of Georgetown celebrated the completion of the first phase of the  A. Rivery Boulevard road project and the groundbreaking of B. Northwest Boulevard extension project Sept. 13. When complete, Rivery will extend from the north end of the existing Rivery at Williams Drive to Northwest Boulevard, and the Northwest project will reconstruct the road from Fontana Drive to Austin Avenue and includes a new bridge over I-35. The $5.1 million and $8.2 million projects, respectively, were approved by voters in the 2015 bond election.

By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


Williamson County residential home sales increased 11.6% year over year, according to an Austin Board of Realtors January housing market report. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Georgetown ISD rezoning 2020
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Students at Pickett, Carver and Mitchell elementary schools as well as Wagner Middle School will be affected.

Sue Harrison Georgetown ISD Round Rock ISD
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The bistro and bar plans to open in mid-March.

Cordovan Art School offers a summer camp. (Courtesy Cordovan Art School)
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Local committee works to see Georgetown completely counted in U.S. census

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Meet the artist, more details on the new Gus's Drug mural in Georgetown

On March 2, the artist will begin drawing out the design on the wall.

The Georgetown Utility Systems control room operates 24/7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Four new water tanks in four years: Growth leads to continued expansion of Georgetown water utilities

In the last two budget cycles, Georgetown City Council has earmarked $47.4 million in major water capital improvement projects.

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Abed Yaghi makes a margherita pizza. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Yaghi's New York Pizzeria offering fresh yet affordable options since 1999

There are eight Yaghi's locations in the Austin area.

Annunciation Maternity Home provides day care while moms work or are in school. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Annunciation Maternity Home: helping women in crisis pregnancies secure promising futures in Georgetown

The home works with women ages 12-30 who are experiencing crisis pregnancies, including issues such as bouts of homelessness, excessive debt or abuse

Kelsie Cabrera opened Brave Vira Yoga in September 2018. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown's Brave Vira Yoga studio owner found passion for her practice through military experience

Brave Vira offers mostly heated and nonheated vinyasa flow-based, or continuous movement, classes.

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