RM 1826 from US 290 to RM 150
RM 1826 in Travis and Hays counties has seen tremendous traffic growth. Development and population are expected to increase.
TxDOT's Austin District is constructing short-term improvements and conducting long-range planning to improve safety and mobility along this corridor.
Six intersections along RM 1826 have been selected for improvements that would enhance safety, access and mobility through the addition of left- and/or right-turn lanes, including:
- Lewis Mountain Drive
- Zyle Road
- Appaloosa Run
- Gorman Springs Road
- Woodland Drive/Shelf Rock Road
- Towering Cedar Drive
The intersection improvement projects are expected to go out to bid in summer 2023, with construction planned for fall 2023.
WIDENING OF RM 1826 FROM US 290 TO THE HAYS COUNTY LINE: In summer 2022, TxDOT will begin work on a plan to widen RM 1826 in Travis County. Potential improvements include upgrading the existing 2-lane road to a 4-lane divided roadway with bicycle and pedestrian paths. More information.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF RM 1826 FROM THE TRAVIS COUNTY LINE TO RM 150: A feasibility study will begin in summer 2022 to identify additional long-term safety and mobility solutions for RM 1826 in Hays County. At the conclusion of the study, TxDOT will have an assessment of the corridor’s needs and can then identify next steps to develop future plans using the identified solutions. Final steps would include environmental clearance, right-of-way purchase and project development. At this time, no funding has been identified for right-of-way acquisition or construction.