6 local transportation updates for Georgetown drivers to know

Here is a roundup of recent roadwork and transportation-related updates in and around Georgetown. All information was updated as of Aug. 2. This post is adapted from a section that appears in the August print issue of Community Impact Newspaper's Georgetown edition.


ONGOING PROJECTS










  1. The Texas Department of Transportation is reviewing proposals for the city of Georgetown’s Austin Avenue bridges project, which would repair or replace two bridges that span the San Gabriel River north of downtown.


Estimated timeline: Recommendations to Georgetown City Council anticipated
in 2018






2. Work continues on the $34.7 million FM 1460 widening project between Georgetown and Round Rock, which includes a realigned portion of the roadway north of Inner Loop in Georgetown. The project is developed through a partnership betweent Georgetown, TxDOT, the city of Round Rock and Williamson County.

Estimated timeline: 2016-late 2018





RECENT UPDATES








3. Southwest Bypass
A two-lane north segment of the new roadway opened July 18. Williamson County continues to oversee construction of a 1.25-mile south segment that will extend the Southwest Bypass from Leander Road to the southbound I-35 Frontage Road.

Timeline: 2016-late 2019

Cost: $18.3 million for north segment; $19.8 for south segment

Funding sources: 2015 city of Georgetown transportation bond, Williamson County





4. Inner Loop improvements
Crews with Chasco Constructors are wrapping up work to widen portions of Inner Loop between Maple Street and Belmont Drive in southeast Georgetown and add turn lanes at several locations along the roadway. Paving of new widened portions of Inner Loop finished in July, and Chasco continues placing topsoil along the roadway, completing sidewalk components of the project and connecting utility lines. Drivers should watch for construction equipment on Inner Loop as work continues in August.

Timeline: October 2017-summer 2018

Cost: $5.3 million

Funding source: Williamson County





5. Airport Road widening
Patin Construction continued ground-leveling and other preparation work in July for a project that will widen Airport Road from two lanes to five lanes between Lakeway Drive and Aviation Drive near the Georgetown Municipal Airport. Along with widening Airport, crews will move the intersection of Airport and Lakeway and complete improvements to traffic signals in the area. The project is designed to lessen traffic congestion along Airport in order to facilitate business expansion and other economic development in the surrounding area.

Timeline: June 2018-summer 2019

Cost: $2.4 million

Funding source: city of Georgetown





6. Rivery Boulevard improvements
Aaron Concrete Contractors has started work on roadway improvements along Rivery Boulevard near intersections with Wolf Ranch Parkway, Hintz Road and Williams Drive. The project includes construction of new right-turn lanes along with upgrades to stormwater management systems, traffic lights and pedestrian facilities. Drivers can expect single-lane closures along the northbound lanes of Rivery.

Timeline: summer 2018-2019

Cost: $1.4 million

Funding source: Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corp.




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