WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Voters in one of the state’s fastest growing counties approved two propositions Tuesday totaling $884 million in road and park improvements.
38 road projects were on Proposition A in Williamson County. Some projects of note in the $825 million bond program were the widening of Ronald Reagan Boulevard from RM 3405 to Sun City Boulevard. Another big project includes improvements at FM 1431 and Highway 183.
As reported by KXAN Traffic Anchor Erica Brennes in October, Williamson County voters historically have passed similar measures. Voters approved bonds in 2000, 2006, 2013 and 2019 elections.
According to an interview in October, Williamson County Communications Director Connie Odom said much of these projects are to help the county accommodate the rapidly growing number of drivers on its roads.
“In certain cases, then they can bypass downtown areas where maybe moms and kids and dads are all going to school and to work. And so that bigger traffic can find other ways to go without impacting people’s daily commute,” Odom said.
Voters also approved a $59 million bond package focused on park improvements.
Park projects under consideration in Proposition B are:
- Trail extension from Cedar Park Lakeline Park to Twin Lakes Park
- Regional Park trail extension southward toward Brushy Creek Regional Trail
- Trail extension from Berry Springs Park and Preserve north and westward toward Georgetown Westside Park along Berry Creek
- Trail extension south and eastward along Brushy Creek near Sam Bass Road
- Williamson County Expo Center improvements along cover on west arena with restrooms, showers