Georgetown voters support bond for road improvements

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GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Road improvements are on the way to Georgetown to help ease traffic for drivers. Voters are overwhelmingly approving a $105 million bond Saturday night.

“It’s anticipated by the demographer that we’re going to double in 15 years,” said Tom Crawford, chairman of the Georgetown Bond Committee.

That means potentially 50,000 cars on the roads of Georgetown.

Tom Crawford has lived in the city for 17 years and has seen the traffic get worse by the day. That’s why he supported the bond, which will fund 20 road projects over 10 years. One of the main projects under this bond would expand DB Wood Road to five lanes.

Decongesting Williams Drive is another priority.

“One of the major projects is the southwest bypass to get people off of Williams Drive as much as we can when they’re going to Austin area,” said Crawford.

Most people won’t argue with less traffic. However, the cost to taxpayers could raise some concerns. The average homeowner could eventually pay an extra $200 per year.

“I’ve got news for the voters: There’s going to be more bonds — two, three, four years behind this one,” said Crawford.

That’s because this bond is only a chunk of the $500 million in roadwork the city needs.

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