Round Rock Edition | December 2021

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

Officials approve Old Settlers Boulevard extension project

ONGOING PROJECTS

OLD SETTLERS BLVD.

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45 TOLL

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WATER LINE

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

designs; illumination; environmental documentation; utility improve- ments; public involvement; and geo- technical investigation and survey for the project bidding process. The contract includes options for con- struction services if they are deemed necessary. The Old Settlers extension is part of the city’s 2017 Transportation Master Plan, and upon completion will be a four-lane urban roadway intended to increase mobility in the area.

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City Council approved a supple- mental contract with the rm Aguirre & Fields LP to provide engineering services, plans, specications and estimates, as well as supporting documents for the construction of an extension to Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock. The extension will run from North Red Bud Lane to CR 110. The contract includes necessary transitions to accommodate the city’s trac-control plan and other miscellaneous work.

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Northbound I-35 water line in Round Rock

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Ocials on Oct. 28 approved a deal with the Texas Department of Trans- portation for a water line extension along the northbound frontage road of I-35 from Greenlawn Boulevard to SH 45 N. Approximately 700 linear feet of 12-inch pipe will be laid. Timeline : TBD Cost : $226,371.19 Funding source : City of Round Rock, TxDOT

Timeline: TBD Cost: $934,919

Under the agreement, Aguirre & Fields LP will nalize the roadway, hydrologic, hydraulic and structural Work continues on RM 620 improvements in Round Rock Funding source: Round Rock Transporta- tion and Economic Development Corp. City ocials have contracted to connect Old Settlers Boulevard to CR 110. BROOKE SJOBERGCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

COLLEGE PARK DR.

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BY BRIAN RASH

Improvements to College Park Drive in Round Rock City Council on Oct. 28 approved a contract for the engineering of the College Park Drive project. The proj- ect will create 700 feet of a four-lane divided roadway with a southbound

CHISHOLM TRAIL

The city of Round Rock, Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation partnered on an over- haul project to improve RM 620 from Deep Wood Drive to I-35. Construction began in February 2020 and is expected to be complete in mid-2023. The project will add frontage road lanes to both sides of RM 620 and construct a bridge over the railroad crossing at Chisholm Trail Road. It will also add a roundabout underneath the bridge. To help maintain access to businesses and residential spaces in the area, access roads will be built between Lake Creek Drive and Chisholm Trail. As part of the project, an eastbound frontage road is anticipated to open by mid-2022. A second bridge is under construction to carry RM 620 trac over Lake Creek, but work on that part of the project

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right-turn lane. Timeline : TBD Cost : $109,829.50

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has not yet begun. Work began in August on the bridge, which will run over the Union Pacic railroad crossing and includes retaining walls near Chisolm Trail. Information from TxDOT states it is in Phase 2 of 5, though crews may work out of phase. Timeline: February 2020-mid-2023, weather permitting Cost: $27.4 million Funding sources: TxDOT, Williamson County, city of Round Rock

Funding source : Round Rock Trans- portation and Economic Development Corp.

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF NOV. 15. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT RRKNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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