Construction of the Round Rock Avenue-Mays Street realignment has progressed to the point where traffic on Round Rock Avenue is being re-routed, to West Main Street (via Brown Street) and Liberty Avenue. The switch was made around 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
Motorists eastbound on Round Rock Avenue can turn right (south) on Brown Street to get to West Main Street, or head left at West Liberty Avenue, which will take them past Round Rock Donuts to Mays Street.
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.