The City of Georgetown will host a public open house to provide information and answer questions about the Wolf Ranch Parkway and Memorial Drive projects. Members of the public are invited to drop by the Wolf Ranch River Camp Amenity Center, 101 River Overlook Road, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16., to learn more and ask questions about the project.
The Wolf Ranch Parkway project includes widening the roadway from Hwy. 29 to Rivery Boulevard to four lanes with a center median and adding a shared-use path. The City will install a roundabout at Memorial Drive and two traffic signals—at Rivery Driveway and Legacy Crossing—as part of the project. Temporary traffic signals will be installed prior to the project’s completion. The City will not need to acquire rights of way from the surrounding neighborhood.
The Memorial Drive project includes widening the roadway from River Chase to Wolf Ranch Parkway and adding a sidewalk on the south side of the road.
Expanding Memorial Drive and constructing the roundabout are estimated at $3.4 million. Cost estimates for the remaining work are still being determined. Funding for the projects will be split among the City Council’s Special Revenue Fund, the street maintenance quarter-cent sales tax, and potentially Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation. Timelines for construction are still being finalized.
Design engineers have completed 30-percent design plans for the Wolf Ranch Parkway and Memorial Drive projects and will have schematic design illustrations for the projects 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 project.
The deadline to submit comments on these projects is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. All public comments submitted on the projects will be reviewed and considered in the final designs.