“Prior to having two designated left-turn lanes, a driver could sit through four traffic signal cycles during rush hour before being able to turn. As the volume on Sam Bass Road continued to increase, the congestion caused by people waiting through multiple lights to be able to turn also increased,” said Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook.
“The County’s project on Sam Bass Road has been delayed two years due to utility box relocations. Due to the delay, I sought to have this intersection improvement done now, and I am thankful to TxDOT for agreeing and quickly completing this greatly needed mobility improvement project. As part of our Sam Bass Road improvement project, the County will be adding an additional straight lane on Sam Bass Road at FM 1431 to further help traffic to flow easily through this highly utilized intersection.”
This intersection of Sam Bass at RM 1431 is part of the County’s northwest end of Corridor H. The goal for this portion of the overall project was to relieve the waiting times at the intersection.