The FM 971 roadway expansion and realignment project was dedicated today with officials from the City of Georgetown, Texas Department of Transportation, and Chasco Constructors.
The project involved expanding FM 971 to four lanes from Austin Avenue to Gann Street with turn lanes, sidewalks, and a pedestrian underpass at Austin Avenue. The new roadway aligns FM 971 with Northwest Boulevard, providing a new east-west crossing over I-35.
The $7 million project was managed by the Texas Department of Transportation and funded by the 2008 City of Georgetown road bond. Engineering design was funded by the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation. RPS was the design engineer on the project, and Chasco Constructors was the contractor.
The road remained open with temporary closures during the construction process.
The City is seeking funding to expand FM 971 to four lanes from Gann Street to the SH 130.