The groundbreaking for Southwest Bypass is set to start at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3. The tent is being placed at the event site this morning.
Update, May 19: The groundbreaking for Southwest Bypass has been postponed until Friday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Due to lightning on the morning of May 19, the tent cannot be placed at the groundbreaking site.
The City of Georgetown breaks ground on a key new arterial on the west side of Georgetown next week. The groundbreaking for Southwest Bypass and DB Road Extension will be held at the southern end of DB Wood Road at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.
Southwest Bypass is an $18.3 million road providing a north-south connection on the west side of Georgetown from DB Wood Road south to Leander Road. The new road was one of 20 transportation projects approved by Georgetown voters in the May 2015 bond election. Planning for the project began nearly 30 years ago.
The construction of Southwest Bypass should be complete by the end of 2018. The construction contractor is Jordan Foster Construction.
Southwest Bypass is being completed in conjunction with Williamson County. In addition to the City’s 2.4-mile segment from University Avenue to Leander Road, the County will be completing a 1.25-mile segment from Leander Road to Interstate 35. Southwest Bypass will connect with Inner Loop on the east and DB Wood Road on the west to provide a continuous arterial around the south and west sides of the city.
For information about Southwest Bypass and other bond projects, go to bonds.georgetown.org.
From I-35, take the University Avenue/Texas 29 exit and go west past the Wolf Ranch Town Center. Go to the entrance to First Baptist Church, 1333 W. University Avenue and turn left into the church parking lot. Park in the western section of the First Baptist Church Parking lot near the southernmost portion of DB Wood Road, which is just south of University Avenue. The event will be at the southernmost portion of DB Wood Road. Note that the entrance to the First Baptist Church parking lot at the southern end of DB Wood Road will be closed due to the placement of a tent for the event.