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NEW HOPE DRIVE COST: $12.4 MILLION Extends road from Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Sam Bass Road
A city-county effort Recently, Cedar Park signed onto four interlocal cost-share agree- ments with the county to move along high-priority road projects. Though one project is technically a park proj- ect, all four agreements allow the city and county to build more since two entities bring resources to the table, Long said. The partnership among Williamson County and its cities has been suc- cessful, Long said, and partnerships with regional and statewide trans- portation agencies have added to the success. “We play well in the sandbox together,” Long said. “It shows because we’ve had a remarkably suc- cessful transportation program over the last two decades and have really delivered on what we promised the voters.” The 2019 Williamson County bond election approved $412 million in road projects and $35 million for park projects across the county. Part of the four recent interlocal agreements were funded by this bond election. Cities can request project funding from Williamson County for local projects. Cedar Park recommended four projects to the county in April 2019 for bond funding, according to the city. Three projects, not includ- ing the 183A Toll frontage roads, were turned into 2020 interlocal agreements. Cedar Park City Council approved $34 million of transportation and park improvements through interlo- cal cost-share agreements at its May 14 regular meeting. The four projects include 183A Toll frontage roads, the widening of Whitestone Boulevard, the extension of Toro Grande Boulevard, and a trail connection and pedestrian bridge over Bell Boulevard.
Several major road improvement projects are planned across the Cedar Park area. Eight of these projects are mapped below in relation to large-scale planned mixed-use developments, including three projects with deferred funding.
TORO GRANDE BOULEVARD COST: $14.32 MILLION (total estimate) Extends road from RM 1431 to Parmer Lane
Planned project Deferred project Planned mixed-use development Planned children’s hospital
TOLL 183A FRONTAGE ROADS
COST: $75 MILLION (construction cost) Builds frontage roads between Avery Ranch Boulevard and RM 1431
PARMER LANE COST: $45.26 MILLION (construction cost) Widens road between SH 45 N and RM 1431
RM 1431 COST: $8.14 MILLION (estimate, excluding construction) Widens road between Bagdad Road and Anderson Mill Road to six lanes
HATCH RD. PARK CONNECTION COST: $4 MILLION (total estimate) Connects Twin Lakes Park and Lakeline Park with trail and pedestrian bridge 620
LAKELINE BOULEVARD COST: $17.125 MILLION Adds two lanes and bicycle facilities
RM 620 COST: $25 MILLION Reconstructs intersection
with an overpass at Anderson Mill Road
LAKE CREEK PKWY.
The Whitestone project is the final RM 1431 widening project, according to Sam Roberts, Cedar Park assis- tant city manager, at the May 14 City Council meeting. SOURCES: CAPITAL AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, CITY OF CEDAR PARK, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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The estimated $8.14 million project does not include construction fund- ing, which the city is seeking from CAMPO or other funding sources. The Toro Grande project will cost
$14.32 million, and Cedar Park will cover 25% of the total cost with the 2015 bond election authorization. The project is a 1.1-mile, four-lane road that extends Toro Grande Boulevard
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