The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Cedar Park (CoCP) proposes to move the current Bell Boulevard (US 183) roadway east onto the full extent of Old Highway 183 from Cedar Park Drive to south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard in Cedar Park.
Currently, Old Highway 183 is a two-lane roadway parallel to Bell Boulevard (US 183), running generally north and south. Bell Boulevard would be realigned and relocated to the Old Highway 183 alignment and reconstructed to a four-lane divided roadway that would include a raised median with turn lanes at intersections and driveways. The project would also include lighting and pedestrian and bicycle paths. The project is 0.8 mile in length and would include grading, base, asphalt pavement, culverts, signing, and pavement markings.
The purpose of the Bell Boulevard (US 183) Realignment Project is to improve public safety within the corridor in a manner consistent with the Destination Bell Boulevard Master Plan. During the Destination Bell Boulevard Master Plan process, the public selected the separation of the through-traffic on realigned (east) Bell Boulevard and the commercial access traffic on what is the proposed west Bell Boulevard. This separation seeks to improve safety and accessibility for vehicles and pedestrians accessing the commercial corridor between Cedar Park Drive and south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard.
Additional right of way and easements are required and commercial displacements are anticipated. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition may be obtained from the CoCP at the address listed below.
The purpose of the open houses and public hearings is to share project information and updates, present proposed schematics of the proposed project and alternatives, and collect input from the community. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community on this project. All input will be considered as TxDOT moves forward in developing a plan that will enhance the safety of this corridor while preparing for future growth.
TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426