SH 21: CR 130 to Paint Creek Road
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SH 21: CR 130 to Paint Creek Road


TxDOT is developing preliminary plans to expand SH 21 from County Road (CR) 130 to Paint Creek Road in Bastrop County, Texas. SH 21 in eastern Bastrop County functions as both a local thoroughfare and commuter highway. Along the project limits, the existing highway is an undivided highway with alternate passing lanes and includes areas where the roadway is reduced to two lanes southbound and one lane northbound. The preliminary plans would expand the roadway from a four-lane undivided to a four-lane divided. Bastrop County’s rapid growth has increased the need for accommodating projected traffic volumes, improving safety and reducing congestion.

Proposed improvements

  • Widening the roadway to create a four-lane divided roadway (two lanes in each direction)
  • Separating travel lanes by adding a median with crossovers at regular intervals
  • Designing the roadway to include 12-foot lanes, 10-foot outside shoulders and a four-foot inside shoulder
  • Constructing two new twin bridges over US 290 along a new alignment

Public involvement

The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates, present proposed schematics of the project and collect input from the community. Public input is a highly valued and an important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community on all projects to ensure that interested community members have the opportunity to comment, voice concerns, and ask questions.