Construction begins on major downtown road realignment

Lanes are restricted from four to two on sections of Round Rock Avenue, Mays Street

If you’re planning a visit to Downtown in coming months, plan on giving yourself a little extra travel time.

Construction on a major road realignment began April 2, and traffic is being restricted from four lanes to two on sections of both Round Rock Avenue and Mays Street.

  • Round Rock Avenue is restricted to two lanes from just east of IH 35 to Mays Street.
  • Mays Street is restricted to two lanes from around Nash Street to the bridge over Brushy Creek, south of U.S. 79.

The current configuration of restricted lanes will be in place for at least four months.

When complete, the $13 million project will increase efficiency by creating a center turn lane and widening of the existing four-lane roadway of Mays Street into a five-lane section. A modern roundabout will be constructed on Round Rock Avenue at Blair Street, next to the iconic water tower downtown.

The road realignment is also intended to make crossing Mays Street at Round Rock Avenue/Main Street safer and easier for pedestrians. The project also includes aesthetic enhancements, including installation of trees, lighting and gateway features.

We expect the project to take two years to complete.

For additional information, please contact Courtney Ainsworth, Downtown Manager, at or 512-218-5403.

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