Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates1. RR 2222 at McNeil Drive

The Texas Department of Transportation has expanded the left-turn lane from eastbound RR 2222 to McNeil Drive to two lanes as well as lengthened the right-turn lane from westbound RR 2222 to McNeil. The project, located near Vandegrift High School, will help facilitate the flow of traffic in the area.

Timeline: June-Aug. 24 (complete)
Cost: $1.17 million
Funding sources: state Proposition 1 funds

2. RR 620 landscape pilot project

The city of Lakeway and TxDOT are working on a pilot project that will protect and beautify the hills on RR 620 between Flint Rock Road and Lohmans Spur in Lakeway. The program will add soil and hardy native plants to the landscape, and the area will be seeded with native grasses to hold the soil.

Timeline: July-fall 2015
Cost: about $250,000
Funding sources: TxDOT/Green Ribbon Landscape Improvement Program

3. MoPac toll lanes

Upon completion the highway will have one new lane in each direction from Parmer Lane to Cesar Chavez Street that will be tolled. Current construction includes bridge widening, building sound walls, installing conduit and cables to support the toll-collection and intelligent transportation systems, and completing the relocation of temporary ramps.

Timeline: late 2013-late 2016
Cost: $204 million
Funding sources: federal and state funds

4. Traffic signal addition

A traffic signal is planned by TxDOT to be installed at the intersection of RR 620 and Clara Van Street in Lakeway.

Timeline: TxDOT is awaiting a start date for the signal. Lakeway approved payment for construction of the signal that will last about three to five months.
Cost: $144,000
Funding sources: private developer

5. Flint Rock Road widening

Travis County opened bids for the Flint Rock Road widening and safety project July 30. Construction is expected to begin in late September. Approximately 2 miles of the two-lane road—between RR 620 at Lakeway Regional Medical Center and Serene Hills Drive—will be widened, and an asphalt shoulder will be added, along with turn and grade changes.

Timeline: July 2015-fall 2016
Cost: $6 million–$6.5 million
Funding sources: city of Lakeway, Travis County

6. Loop 360 resurfacing

TxDOT is resurfacing Loop 360 from US 183 to RR 2222.

Timeline: July-August
Cost: $3.2 million
Funding sources: state transportation development credits

Transportation Updates7. Northbound MoPac bridge

The project will construct a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with a shared-use path along northbound MoPac lanes over the Barton Creek Greenbelt near MoPac’s intersections with Southwest Parkway and Loop 360.

Timeline: February 2014-February 2016
Cost: $7.7 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, city of Austin


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