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RECENT UPDATES 4 Little Elm Trail and Fire Lane Roadway Reconstruction
FEATURED PROJECTS Cedar Park City Council approved cost-share interlocal agreements for four transportation and park projects at its May 14 meeting. The interlocal agreements are between the city and Williamson County. 8 Toll 183A frontage roads TxDOT approved the frontage road project in May 2019. In April, however, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization placed the project on a proposed deferred project list in an eort to funnel $633 million toward the I-35 improvement project. Assistant City Manager Sam Roberts said the local funding will improve the project’s score among proposed deferred projects. Project rescoring is scheduled for June 8, after this edition's deadline. The city and county would fund 10% of the project. Timeline: TBD Cost: $75 million Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 bond election, TxDOT, Williamson County 9 Whitestone Boulevard roadway project The project will widen the four-lane road between Bagdad Road and Anderson Mill Road to a six-lane road. The city and county will fund 50% of the project each, and the cost estimate does not include construction funding. Timeline: TBD Cost: estimated at $8.14 million Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 bond election, Williamson County 10 Toro Grande Boulevard extension The project is a 1.1-mile, four-lane road that extends Toro Grande Boulevard from RM 1431 to Parmer Lane. Roberts said the project will open up development activity for large, prime pieces of real estate. The city will fund 25% of the project. Timeline: TBD Cost: estimated at $14.3 million Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 bond election, Williamson County 11 Lakeline Park to Twin Lakes Park trail connection and pedestrian bridge The parks project will connect Twin Lakes Park to Lakeline Park with a trail connection and pedestrian bridge across Bell Boulevard. The city and county will each fund 50% of the project. Timeline: TBD Cost: $4 million Funding source: Cedar Park Community Development Corp. (Type B) and 2015 bond election, Williamson County
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This reconstruction project will be on sections of Little Elm Trail and Fire Lane. Cedar Park City Council approved a construction agreement with M.A. Smith Constructing Co. Inc. on March 27. The reconstruction project is in the design phase, Huerta said. Timeline: summer 2020 Cost: $528,120.50 Funding source: Cedar Park 4B Community Development Sales Tax Corp. 5 2015 general obligation bond intersections improvements This project will improve several intersections located at A C-Bar Ranch Trail and Whitestone Boulevard, B Arrow Point Drive and Whitestone, C Discovery Boulevard and Whitestone, D Lakeline Boulevard and Whitestone and E Kenai Drive and Parmer Lane. City sta recommended an agreement with Alliance Transportation Group Inc. after it scored highest on the city’s grading criteria. Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement with Alliance at its March 12 meeting. Huerta said the improvements project is beginning the Design cost: not to exceed $190,000 Funding source: Cedar Park general obligation bonds (2015 bond program) 6 Bell Boulevard at Cypress Creek Road intersection improvements design phase. Timeline: TBD The Bell Boulevard intersection project will improve the southbound right-turn lane on Bell Boulevard at Cypress Creek Road. The right-turn lane will be widened for safer turns and brought up to Texas Department of Transportation standards. Dannenbaum Engineering Co.-Austin LLC ranked highest on the city’s grading criteria. Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement with Dannenbaum at its March 12 meeting. Timeline: TBD Design cost: not to exceed $75,000 Funding source: Cedar Park Community Development Corp. (Type B) 7 Connection project between Toll 183A and I-35 The project will connect Hero Way and RM 2243 and provide a connecting road between Toll 183A in Leander to I-35 in Georgetown. City Council approved the project to be added into the city’s transportation plan at its April 16 meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation or Williamson County will be overseeing the project, according to Neu. Timeline: TBD Cost: TBD Funding source: city of Leander, TxDOT, Williamson County
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3 Bell Boulevard realignment This project will relocate part of Bell Boulevard between Buttercup Creek Boulevard and Cedar Park Drive to the alignment of Old US 183. The new road will be a four-lane divided roadway. The project is part of a larger eort to redevelop the area into a mixed- use development. Substantial utilities relocation began Jan. 20 near the middle of the planned realignment, according to Cedar Park spokesperson Jennie Huerta. The road realignment is critical for the redevelopment project’s timeline, which remains on schedule, Huerta said. Overhead utilities will be put underground, according to city documents. Bell realignment construction is expected to begin in the summer. Timeline: summer 2020-fall 2021 Cost: $24 million Funding source: Cedar Park 2015 voter- approved road bond
1 Metro Drive extension This project extended Metro Drive from the Capital Metro Leander Station to Mel Mathis Boulevard. The project was substantially completed May 27, according to Leander spokesperson Mike Neu. The section of Metro Drive northwest of Main Street is partially closed due to Northline construction. Timeline: July 2019-May 2020 Cost: $3.8 million Funding source: Leander general obligation bonds 2 Intersection of Leander Drive and East Crystal Falls Parkway Intersection reconstruction increased the curb radius to allow room for large trucks to turn onto Leander Drive. The project was completed on April 9, according to Neu. Timeline: early March-April 2020 Cost: $97,298.40 Funding source: Leander trac impact fees
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 8. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT LCPNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.
CEDAR PARK LEANDER EDITION • JUNE 2020
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