Location: East/west travel between SH 130 and FM 3349 and north/south travel to US 79 in Precinct 4
Overview: Williamson County conducted a study to consider connections for east/west travel between SH 130 and FM 3349 and north/south travel to US 79. The schematic was completed in spring 2020, and right-of-way acquisition is underway. As part of the Southeast Loop Study, the FM 3349 Railroad Safety project was identified and proposed due to the need for a grade-separated crossing over the Union Pacific Railroad and US 79. For information on the FM 3349 Railroad Safety project, click here.
Construction of the first segment of the Southeast Loop is scheduled to begin in July. Segment 1 includes constructing a new roadway with one lane
in each direction and a center turn lane from CR 138 at Dana Drive to CR 137.
The project also includes widening the existing CR 138
pavement to add a dedicated right-turn lane from westbound CR 138 to northbound
SH 130 and resurfacing and restriping the pavement in front of the Lakeside
Estates neighborhood. Funding for construction was secured through the voter-approved 2019 Road Bond. RTG is the designer and James Construction is the contractor. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 30, at The Bridge Church.
*Please note, these are the ultimate roadway schematics. The first phase of this project is a two to three-lane road with one lane in each direction and potentially a center turn lane, as shown on the Interim Schematics. Construction on the first phase of the frontage road is scheduled to begin July 2021, between SH 130 and CR 137. Future phases of construction will include the first phase, Interim Schematic, from CR 137 to the east. As traffic requires, a second frontage road, which will create divided lanes for each direction, and main lanes will be added if the County continues to grow and the need arises.