TxDOT plan aims to improve traffic mobility along I-35 in Georgetown

Jan 15, 2015
Impact News

After more than a year of working to identify projects along 7 miles of I-35 in Williamson County that could help increase mobility, the Texas Department of Transportation is hoping to finalize an implementation plan this spring

The Williamson County plan, which stretches from SH 130 in Georgetown to RM 1431 in Round Rock, includes a variety of concepts to improve traffic flow, such as innovative intersection designs and added lanes mostly within the existing right of way, said Terry McCoy, TxDOT deputy district engineer for the Austin district, which includes Williamson County

The plan is part of the larger Mobility 35 improvement program TxDOT began in 2011. The project area covers more than65 miles along I-35 from SH 130 to Posey Road in San Marcos. The state agency is working in conjunction with engineering firm HNTB

As the amount of traffic continues to increase in the corridor, McCoy said the goal is to improve mobility, safety and operations while enhancing east-west connectivity as well as pedestrian, bicycle and transit opportunities

“There is a sense of urgency for improving I-35, and we are working as quickly as we can,” McCoy said. “Hopefully we come out of this with a substantially improved I-35 that everybody can be very proud of”

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