TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES WilCo adjusts Corridor I-2 study to connect US 183 toHwy. 29
BY CLAIRE SHOOP
property owners who would be affected by construction. “When planning for new roadways, it’s important to listen to the property owners and to take into account the regional needs of the area,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long said. “After thorough conversations with the neighbors, discussions with Burnet County and further technical analysis, we have adjusted the study to better address the current needs of north- west Williamson County as well as the current regional needs.” A map of Corridor I-2’s proposed route is unavailable at this time because it needs to be updated to reflect the current discussion surrounding the study, she said. However, Odom said it will be located in the Liberty Hill area, connecting US 183 to Hwy. 29 and to the Burnet County line.
Williamson County has changed the scope of the Corridor I-2 Planning and Right-of-Way Study, which looks at building a connector from US 183 to Hwy. 29 near Liberty Hill, according to a Jan. 7 release. According to the county, the study was “rightsized, meaning it will consider updated alignments and a smaller [right-of-way] foot- print than originally proposed.” County Public Affairs Manager Connie Odom said in an email these updates could change the specific location of the future roadway. Additionally, she said the changes will narrow its right of way—the land needed for the project—which could reduce its overall effect. In the release, the county said changes in the study’s scope were made after officials met with
Georgetown funds $1million project on UniversityAvenue
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF FEB. 1. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT GEONEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Timeline: TBD Cost: $1 million Funding source : Georgetown Trans- portation Enhancement Corp. I-35 lighting upgrades and installation This project stretches north from the Hwy. 79 overpass to Hwy. 29 in Georgetown. The project will include installing and upgrading road lighting. The project will begin in Hays County and extend north over time.
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The city of Georgetown is working toward a $1 million project to con- struct a raised median and continu- ous right-turn lane on University Ave. from the new signal into the H-E-B center to the north and Copper Oaks to the south onto the northbound I-35 frontage road, according to a city spokesperson. The project is funded by the Georgetown Transportation Enhance- ment Corp. 0.5% sales tax.
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