Public Hearing - Bell Boulevard (US 183) Realignment
Cedar Park Recreation Center
1435 Main Street
Cedar Park, TX 78613 (Map)
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
5 p.m., Open House
6 p.m., Formal Hearing
The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project of moving the current Bell Boulevard (US 183) roadway east onto the full extent of Old Highway 183 from Cedar Park Drive to south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard in Cedar Park. Displays will be available for viewing at 5 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6 p.m. Comments must be received on or before March 8, 2019 to be a part of the official hearing record.
Currently, Old Highway 183 is a two-lane roadway parallel to Bell Boulevard (US 183), running generally north and south. Bell Boulevard would be realigned and relocated to the Old Highway 183 alignment and reconstructed to a four-lane divided roadway that would include a raised median with turn lanes at intersections and driveways. The project would also include lighting and pedestrian and bicycle paths. The project is 0.8 mile in length and would include grading, base, asphalt pavement, culverts, signing, and pavement markings.
The purpose of the Bell Boulevard (US 183) Realignment Project is to improve public safety within the corridor in a manner consistent with the Destination Bell Boulevard Master Plan. During the Destination Bell Boulevard Master Plan process, the public selected the separation of the through-traffic on realigned (east) Bell Boulevard and the commercial access traffic on what is the proposed west Bell Boulevard. This separation seeks to improve safety and accessibility for vehicles and pedestrians accessing the commercial corridor between Cedar Park Drive and south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard.
TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (512) 401-5000 at least 2 working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time to arrange.
Memorandum of Understanding:
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761
Posted Feb. 5, 2019