The City of Georgetown will hold a public open house to provide information and answer questions about the Shell Road and D.B. Wood Road projects. Members of the public are invited to drop by the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, to learn more and ask questions about the projects.
Georgetown voters approved bonds for 10 road bond and mobility projects in May 2021. Projects included in the open house are:
- Shell Road: Construct 1.1-mile roadway with four lanes and turn lanes from 500 feet north of Williams Drive to 300 feet north of Sycamore Street, with a shared use path. Estimated cost: $12.5 million. Construction completion expected in 2024.
- D.B. Wood Road north section: Construct 2.3-mile road with four lanes and turn lanes from Oak Ridge Road to Public Safety Operations and Training Center. Estimated cost: $19 million. Construction completion expected in 2024.
Design engineers have completed 30-percent design plans for both projects and will have schematic design illustrations for each project for review and feedback at the open house. Schematic designs include vehicle lane configurations and other features, such as sidewalks, multi-use paths, and drainageways.
City engineering staff and engineering contractors will be at the open house to answer questions about the projects.
Members of the public can also share feedback about the projects via an online comment box on each project page, which can be found at bonds.georgetown.org/2021-mobility-bond. The deadline to submit comments on these projects is 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14. All public comments submitted on the projects will be reviewed and considered in the final designs.
Information on all the projects is available at bonds.georgetown.org/2021-mobility-bond.