4 major transportation projects completed in Georgetown in 2017

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I-35 frontage road sidewalk

The sidewalk, which is nearly one mile in length, runs from Leander Road at I-35 to University Avenue near the Wolf Ranch retail center. The project includes a paved switchback section, located south of the frontage road bridge that crosses the San Gabriel River. The switchback allows users of the sidewalk who are riding bikes, using wheelchairs or otherwise have mobility-related issues can descend the hill just south of the bridge without having to navigate a nearby staircase, which was included in the project. (via Evan Marczynski/Community Impact Newspaper)

1. I-35 frontage road sidewalk

A new I-35 frontage road sidewalk from Leander Road at I-35 to University Avenue near the Wolf Ranch Town Center includes a paved switchback section south of the San Gabriel River.

Month completed: November

2. Mays Street extension 

Georgetown and Round Rock completed the Mays Street extension, a joint project that extended Mays from Teravista Parkway in Round Rock to the intersection of Westinghouse and Rabbit Hill roads in Georgetown.

Month completed: September

GoGeo

All four GoGeo bus routes stop at the Georgetown Public Library, which will serve as a transfer center for the new bus system. (via Evan Marczynski/Community Impact Newspaper)

3. GoGeo launch 

GoGeo, the first fixed-route bus system in Georgetown, launched four bus routes that serve areas of the city with a central transfer center based at Georgetown Public Library.

Month completed: August

4. Williams Drive Corridor Study 

Following an 18-month-long planning process, Georgetown City Council signed off on the final draft of the city’s Williams Drive Corridor Study, paving the way to bring the first improvements to the heavily traveled roadway. The comprehensive study explored how to alleviate congestion in the Williams corridor with a broad focus that included recommendations related to multimodal transportation, land use, economic development, housing and the environment. The city of Georgetown and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization completed the study.

Month completed: July

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Evan Marczynski
Evan Marczynski is the editor of Community Impact’s Georgetown edition. He joined Community Impact in 2016 as a reporter in Northwest Austin after working for newspapers in the Pacific Northwest for five years. He is originally from Washington state.
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