Shoulders, Other Safety Improvements for State Highway in Williamson County


Contact: Brad Wheelis

Phone: (512) 832-7060

Date: March 4, 2019


AUSTIN – Population growth in northwest Williamson County is resulting in more traffic on SH 138, which is often used as an alternate route for drivers heading from Killeen to Austin. As a result, a number of safety improvements are being made to the highway, including the addition of shoulders. The roadway will also be repaved between SH 195 and US 183, and guardrail will be upgraded. The work will be performed under two contracts totaling $7.2 million. The contractor is TTG Utilities.

A smoother ride is ahead for drivers in San Marcos following the approval of two paving projects by the Texas Transportation Commission. The new bridge on Loop 82 near Texas State University’s Bobcat Stadium opened last summer. The remainder of Loop 82 that connects to I-35 at two different locations will be repaved. Both projects, totaling just over $1 million, were awarded to Angel Brothers.

The newly widened FM 1460 in Williamson County will get a southbound left-turn lane at Teravista Crossing. Angel Brothers won the contract worth $251,000.

In addition, guardrail improvements and repairs will be performed in various locations in Williamson, Travis and Hays counties. The $81,000 contract was awarded to K-Bar Services Inc.

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