Construction on the Round Rock Avenue-Mays Street realignment project has progressed to the point where eastbound traffic from Round Rock Avenue to West Liberty Avenue is being temporarily re-routed through a new roundabout.
The change went into effect on Thursday, March 31.
Motorists entering downtown from IH 35 will not be able to turn left on to Liberty, as has been possible for the past several months. Traffic must turn right on to Brown Street to access West Main Street. To access West Liberty (and Round Rock Donuts) motorists will turn left on Blair Street and proceed north through the roundabout.
The section of West Liberty from Brown Street to Blair Street is being closed to complete utility and sidewalk construction.
We anticipate this configuration will remain in place for the next few months.
When complete, the $13 million project will improve and enhance Mays Street, Main Street and Round Rock Avenue to provide better access to adjoining businesses and downtown. It 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 at Round Rock Avenue and Blair Street.
The project also includes aesthetic enhancements, including installation of trees, lighting and gateway features.
The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2017.