Council approves construction contract for Gattis School Road

Round Rock City Council approved a contract at its May 26 meeting that will reconstruct Gattis School Road from Via Sonoma Trail to Red Bud Lane.

The $17.4 million contract with Capital Excavation Company includes expanding the existing four-lane roadway to a six-lane divided arterial, installation of a raised median, intersection improvements, turn lanes, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Improvements along Red Bud Lane at Gattis School Road are also included in the project.

An additional project on Gattis School Road from Windy Park Drive to Round Rock Ranch Boulevard is also slated to begin in the coming years.

Both projects are a part of the City’s Driving Progress program which aims to invest a minimum of $240 million over five years to improve roadway capacity and connectivity. To date, the City has issued $117.75 million in certificates of obligation (COs) to fund the improvements.

The City secured $9.1 million in federal funding for the project through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). The remaining $8.3 million is funded through the COs and the City’s Transportation and Economic Development Corporation (Type B).

Construction is slated to begin in late 2022 and will take two years to complete.

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