City of Georgetown officials opened a new section of Northwest Boulevard, including a bridge over I-35, today.
The half-mile Northwest Boulevard project extended the road across the interstate with a new bridge spanning I-35 and connecting with Austin Avenue on the east side. The project connects to Rivery Boulevard via a traffic circle to the west. A future section on the east side will connect with FM 971.
The new bridge fulfills a key mobility goal for the City by providing a new east-west connection in the center of Georgetown. The bridge is the first east-west connection over I-35 in decades and provides an alternative to Williams Drive.
The Northwest Boulevard project was approved by Georgetown voters in the 2015 transportation bond election. Northwest Boulevard is the largest transportation project expected to be completed in Georgetown since the Southwest Bypass. The construction cost for the project was $8.2 million.
RPS was the design engineer on the project and Chasco Constructors was the contractor.