Southwest Bypass opening July 18
The first segment of Southwest Bypass will be opened to traffic on Wednesday, July 18 after a ceremony by the City of Georgetown. The ribbon cutting event is at 9 a.m.
Southwest Bypass provides a north-south connection on the west side of Georgetown from DB Wood Road to Leander Road. The new $18.3 million arterial was one of 20 transportation projects approved by Georgetown voters in the May 2015 bond election. The contractor on the project was Jordan Foster Construction and the engineer was HDR. (Southwest Bypass bridge under construction shown at right.)
The Southwest Bypass project includes the construction of an arterial roadway from State Highway 29 to Interstate 35. Southwest Bypass will provide a continuous arterial around the south and west sides of the city. The road is being designed and built in conjunction with Williamson County. In addition to the City’s 2.4-mile segment from University Avenue to Leander Road, the County is building a 1.25-mile segment from Leander Road to Interstate 35. The County’s project is anticipated to be completed in late 2019. Information about Southwest Bypass can be found on bonds.georgetown.org and on roadbond.org, a Williamson County site.
Ribbon cutting event location
From I-35, take the University Avenue/SH 29 exit and go west past the Wolf Ranch Town Center. Go to the signal at D.B. Wood Road. Turn south (left) onto D.B. Wood road at the signal. Follow the new roadway to a right turn and continue to the west. Follow the new road for about seven-tenths of one mile and take the left turn to the south in the roadway. Continue a short distance to the ribbon cutting site. The ribbon cutting event will be at one of the bridges on the roadway. Parking will be available on a wide shoulder at the ribbon cutting site. (Click on map image to see larger version.)