The City of Georgetown and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) are partnering on the Williams Drive Study to plan for the future of the corridor. This study will develop a plan of action that will incorporate safety, efficient transportation operations, safe accommodations of all modes, and integration of smart transportation and land use, community needs, and the future economic growth of Williams Drive between Austin Avenue and Jim Hogg Road.
Public input is an important part of this study and there will be multiple opportunities for the community to offer their ideas for the future of Williams Drive. The plan will recommend improvements that will spur both public and private investment dollars. Possible recommendations may include improvements such as redesigning intersections, synchronized traffic signal timing, vehicle turning lanes, public parking, sidewalks, bike lanes, or transit options.
The first open house public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Health Foundation Community Rooms, 2423 Williams Drive #101, Georgetown, TX, 78628. The purpose of this open house is to introduce the study, purpose, goals, and public engagement process, as well as provide a brief overview of existing conditions along this corridor.
In addition to this open house meeting, a week-long Open Design Studio and Charrette will take place November 12 – 16 that will provide multiple opportunities for stakeholders and the general public to learn about the project and provide feedback. Please mark your calendars – more details will follow.
To learn more about this project, please contact project managers Nathaniel Waggoner, transportation analyst for the City of Georgetown at (512) 930-8171 or Nathaniel.Waggoner@georgetown.org, or Kelly Porter, regional planning manager for CAMPO, at (512) 974-2084 or Kelly.Porter@campotexas.org.
Additional information may also be found online at transportation.georgetown.org/williams-drive or at https://www.campotexas.org/local-plans-and-studies/georgetown-williams-drive-study/williams-drive-study-project-history.