Contact: Brad Wheelis
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: Dec. 11, 2019
AUSTIN – A new bypass road will be built in northwest Austin to improve safety and mobility in the Four Points area. Officials with the City of Austin joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today to break ground on the project to improve traffic flow on RM 2222 and RM 620. The bypass road will be constructed on RM 620 about a mile north of Steiner Ranch to RM 2222, just east of the Four Points intersection.
“Once this project is complete, drivers in the area will notice a substantial improvement in their commute,” said Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT Austin District Engineer. “The bypass road will divert a lot of the traffic we now see at the Four Points intersection.”
About 50,000 vehicles travel through the RM 620/RM 2222 intersection daily.
“We know that mobility unlocks opportunity. When we provide safe, efficient travel options, we better connect our resources and opportunities for everyone,” said Gina Fiandaca, Mobility Assistant City Manager with the City of Austin. “We’re in a position to deliver projects faster than ever due in no small part to our partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation.”
The construction cost is $15.8 million with a $7.5 million contribution from the City of Austin.
“This is part of the 2016 bond program which is wildly successful right now in terms of getting projects out on schedule, on budget and delivered on time,” said Robert Spillar, Director of Transportation, City of Austin Transportation Department. Our regional partnership with TxDOT demonstrates to communities that TxDOT, Austin and regional partners not only can work together but deliver our major projects that improve the safety and the mobility of our community.”
The bypass road is expected to complete by mid-2021. Capital Excavation Company is the contractor.