Contact: Brad Wheelis
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: July 31, 2018
AUSTIN – A heavily-traveled highway in west Austin is about to expand. At its monthly meeting last week, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $23.6 million contract to move utilities and widen RM 2222, adding a through-travel lane eastbound from Bonaventure to Sitio Del Rio Boulevard and westbound from Ribelin Ranch Drive to Sitio Del Rio Boulevard. The project also includes turn lanes and a raised median. Capital Excavation Company won the contract. The second project, which will add a bypass lane from RM 620 to RM 2222, will go to out for bid next summer.
Two bridge replacement projects worth $6.6 million were approved. A new bridge will be constructed over I-35 for the realignment of County Road 305, north of Jarrell in Williamson County. This is part of the ongoing Mobility35 Program. Capital Excavation Company was the low bidder. The second bridge will be built on Boyce Lane at Harris Branch in Travis County. The contractor is Trevway, Inc.
The commute should improve for folks who use FM 734 (Parmer Lane). A second left-turn lane will be added at both McCallen Pass and Harris Ridge Boulevard. Most of the $388,000 project will be paid for by a local developer. The additional left-turn lanes will provide more queue space for vehicles waiting for the left arrow, allowing through traffic to keep moving. Aaron Concrete Contractors, L.P. will do the work.
Landscaping and irrigation will be added to the intersections of SH 130 at SH 45/Kelly Lane and at FM 685. The $2.7 million project will improve the aesthetic and help clean the air. Yellowstone Landscape – Central, Inc. was awarded the contract.
RM 690 in Burnet County is being widened. The shoulders will be expanded from one-foot to three-foot wide in the 10-mile stretch from County Road 114 to just north of SH 29 to improve safety. The $2.7 million project should get underway in the fall. The contractor is Aaron Concrete Contractors, L.P. Also in the Burnet area, Park Road 4, from US 281 to County Road 116 will be resurfaced. The $2 million contract was awarded to Lone Star Paving Company. The paving project is expected to start in the spring.
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