Construction is complete on the $9 million extension of Creek Bend Boulevard, and the new north-south connection opened on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The project extends the existing four-lane divided roadway from Creek Bend Circle across Brushy Creek and Hairy Man Road to connect with Brightwater Boulevard at Wyoming Springs Drive. The project includes raised medians, sidewalks and bicycle accommodations.
The extension provides a key north-south connection over Brushy Creek, increasing connectivity and reducing the reliance on IH 35 and Chisholm Trail for north-south movements on the west side of Round Rock.
The project should also alleviate some of the traffic on Sam Bass Road and RM 620, and will make construction of future projects on these two east-west roads more feasible by providing an alternate route.
The project started construction in April 2015 and was funded primarily by the City’s half-cent sales tax for economic development and transportation. Some City and Williamson County bond funds were also used for the project.