Update: The ground breaking for the Southwest Bypass segment 1 project in Georgetown will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The ground breaking will be held at the driveway at I-35 southbound frontage road just south of SE Inner Loop. The event was postponed last week due to Hurricane Harvey.
The City of Georgetown and Williamson County will break ground on a section of Southwest Bypass from I-35 to west of the Georgetown Railroad on Aug. 28 at 11:30 a.m. The project is part of two overlapping segments that will eventually tie into the City’s Southwest Bypass connecting Hwy. 29 at D.B. Wood Road to RM 2243/Leander Road, which is anticipated to open in 2018.
The ground breaking will be held at the driveway at I-35 southbound frontage road just south of SE Inner Loop.
The approximately half-mile segment will take approximately 12 months to complete. The second segment will connect Segment 1 to RM 2243/Leander Road. Construction on the second segment is expected to begin in summer 2018. The road is expected to be completed by early 2020.
The City is managing the project, which is being funded by Williamson County. Engineering firm HDR designed the project, which is being constructed by Jordan Foster Construction.