Transportation Updates

1. North Lakeline Boulevard

On April 27 the city of Leander and Williamson County hosted a ribbon cutting for the new extension of Lakeline Boulevard. The extension runs about 1.3 miles from Old Quarry Road to Old FM 2243.
Timeline: Spring 2014-April 27, 2015
Cost: $3.4 million
Funding sources: city of Leander, Williamson County

2. Bagdad Road widening

In April the city of Cedar Park completed the last phase of project to widen about 1.5 miles of Bagdad Road to four lanes between Kettering Drive and Whitestone Boulevard. The project was intended to improve traffic safety and also includes improvements to sidewalks and turn lanes.
Timeline: fall 2013-April 2015
Cost: $4.23 million
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park (30 percent), Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (70 percent)

3. West Whitestone Boulevard center turn lane addition

After delays because of right of way issues and relocating telecommunication lines, the Texas Department of Transportation is adding a center turn lane on Whitestone Boulevard between Anderson Mill and Bagdad roads.
Timeline: April-June 2015
Cost: $4.85 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

4. Toll 183A/US 183 intersection

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has finished Phase 1 of a project to rebuild the intersection of Toll 183A and US 183 in Leander. The project is intended to give drivers safer turn lane movements and includes roadway widening, new sidewalks and signals, and improvements to signals and drainage. Crews have added a tie-in for future construction of a new intersecting street, Bryson Ridge Trail. Updates about the project are posted at
Timeline: November-fall 2015
Cost: $5.8 million
Funding sources: Mobility Authority, Crescent Communities

5. East Whitestone Boulevard

The city of Cedar Park, TxDOT and Williamson County are rebuilding the intersection of East Whitestone Boulevard and Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard into a partial continuous-flow intersection. Workers are adding new lanes to the north side of Whitestone, expanding the bridge over Brushy Creek and performing work on culverts and drainage. When the project is finished, Whitestone will be widened from four to six lanes between Market Street and CR 175/Sam Bass Road. The roadway will also have extended turn lanes at Whitestone’s intersections with Toro Grande Drive, Raley Road and Sam Bass. Updates about the project are posted on the city’s website,
Timeline: August 2014-late 2015
Cost: $22 million
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park (TXDOT will reimburse 80 percent of actual construction costs), Williamson County

6. Cypress Creek Road/Lakeline Boulevard turn lanes

The city of Cedar Park and Williamson County are planning a project to extend all four right-turn lanes at the intersection and relocate affected sidewalks and streetlights. Design for the project is nearly finished, and then city will soon begin accepting construction bids.
Timeline: spring 2015-TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding sources: city of Cedar Park, Williamson County

7. Bagdad Road at Municipal/Vista Ridge drives traffic signal

The Leander Engineering Department opened bids May 19 to design a traffic signal at Municipal/Vista Ridge drives and Bagdad Road. City engineer Wayne Watts said the new signal will be installed before nearby Camacho Elementary School opens in the fall.
Timeline: January-July 2015
Cost: $375,000
Funding sources: City of Leander

8. Municipal Drive

Leander ISD and the city of Leander are widening Municipal Drive and extending the road between Bagdad Road and South West Drive before Camacho Elementary School opens. Delays are expected at the intersection of Municipal and South West during peak traffic hours. Updates are posted on the city’s website,
Timeline: fall 2014-August 2015
Cost: $6.9 million
Funding sources: Leander ISD, city of Leander ($2.5 million reimbursement)