The widening undertaking is on observe to complete this fall and the bypass undertaking by early subsequent yr. (Courtesy Texas Division of Transportation)
The development of a brand new bypass highway, which broke floor in late 2019, is on observe to complete early subsequent yr, TxDOT Public Data Officer Brad Wheelis stated.
The northbound bypass lane opened over the summer, and the southbound bypass lane will open in November, climate allowing, he added.
The stretch from Steiner Ranch Boulevard to the bypass highway will add an auxiliary lane to permit for much less congestion for turning visitors. The undertaking may even include flip lanes, medians and shoulders on RM 2222 between the brand new bypass highway and RM 620, according to the TxDOT website.
The widening undertaking, which broke floor in late 2018, extends alongside RM 2222 from Bonaventure Drive to Ribelin Ranch Drive and is on observe to complete this fall, Wheelis stated. In each instructions, the highway will likely be between two and three lanes extensive, and it’ll additionally add a raised median for your complete stretch, he added.
The relocation of a utility on the widening undertaking led to delays for each initiatives.
“The widening undertaking was delayed by utility relocation for a couple of yr. As a result of the initiatives are tied to 1 one other, this delayed completion of the bypass undertaking as properly,” Wheelis stated.
The bypass undertaking value $10 million and acquired $7.5 million in funding from town of Austin by the 2016 mobility bond. The widening undertaking building value is $17.2 million, based on the TxDOT web site.