Williamson County cities make pitch for bond funding
Williamson County residents could soon decide whether a host of transportation projects receive funding later this year. The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee will present recommended projects by June 27.
Several cities have received approval from their respective city councils to submit projects to the county’s bond committee. Georgetown is proposing work on widening SE Inner Loop (FM 1460 to Hwy. 29), FM 971 (Gann Street to SH 130) and Shell Road (Sycamore Street to SH 195). Pflugerville has plans to improve the intersections of Gattis School Road and CR 138, and the city of Florence needs a West Main Street bridge replacement from Hwy. 195 to CR 226.
The city of Hutto wants to expand CR 137 from Brushy Creek to FM 1660 S, realign CR 132 to FM 3349 and work on the overpass on CR 132 over Hwy. 79 (Limmer Loop to CR 199).
Other cities that contributed road projects to the bond committee:
- Hwy. 29 bypass completion (east and west of Liberty Hill).
- Long Run Road extension (Stonewall Parkway to U.S. 183).
- Downtown shared-use path extension (Loop 332 to River Ranch County Park).
- Crystal Falls Parkway extension (Ronald Reagan Boulevard to CR 175).
- Baghdad Road improvements (San Gabriel Parkway to CR 281).
- Stormwater Master Plan development.
- San Gabriel River Trail extension (U.S. 183 to Bar W Ranch).
- CR 307 rehab and widening (CR 305 to West Avenue A).
- CR 305 two-lane construction (Interstate 35 to first 90-degree turn).
- Bud Stock Stockton Loop (FM 487 to I-35).
- Engineering report for Red Line Trail (Brushy Creek Trail to south side of SH 45).
- McNeil Road improvements (San Felipe Boulevard to Corpus Christi Drive).
- Safe Routes to Schools improvements for Elsa England Elementary School and Pearson Ranch Middle School.
The committee will continue meeting from May 17 through June 21 to allow time for public comments on the projects.