Texas 29 Improvement Study Open House Sept. 1

Aug 31, 2015

An open house meeting for public input on the Texas 29 Corridor Improvement Study will be held on September 1. The study by the Texas Department of Transportation will encompass the Texas 29 segment from Hutto Road in Georgetown to Texas 95 north of Taylor. The study area includes sections of Texas 29 on the east side of Georgetown and in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city.

The open house on September 1 is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the cafeteria at East View High School, 4490 E. University Avenue.

The purpose of the study and proposed improvement project is to accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes and to improve the safety of the existing road by upgrading the roadway to meet current design standards.

Portions of the current Texas 29 roadway near Texas 95 are in the floodplain of the San Gabriel River. One goal of the study is to look at options to remove the roadway from the floodplain.

A timeline for possible improvements by TXDOT has not yet been established.

Transportation bonds approved by Georgetown voters in May include authorization for design work on Texas 29 from Haven Lane to the 130 Toll Road. The project would widen Texas 29 to five lanes in that segment.

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