Drivers between Georgetown and Round Rock can now take a new road home. The extension of North Mays from Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive officially opened at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 16. Officials from Williamson County and the City of Round Rock held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project that has been under construction for two years.
“I am so happy to see this major alternative to being trapped on I-35 going to or from Georgetown is now available, and you can zip between Round Rock and Westinghouse Road in great time,” said Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook.
Part of the improvements that were completed include an approximately 1,200-foot long bridge and the addition of two lanes of a four-lane divided roadway. This extension, which is less than one-mile in length, will now provide better connectivity between Old Settlers Boulevard and University Boulevard, as well as an alternative route to the Interstate 35 frontage roads.
The North Mays Extension project was made possible thanks to an interlocal agreement between Williamson County and the City of Round Rock. The approximately $11 million project was funded with Williamson County voter-approved road bonds and $3.8 million contributed by the City of Round Rock.
“This project has been a great example of how the City and County can leverage tax dollars by working together,” said Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. “It also provides another important north and south corridor that will allow motorists to avoid using IH-35 to travel within our community.”
The design engineer was LJA and the contractor was Capital Excavation.
Watch the virtual ribbon cutting ceremony on the County’s Facebook page.