Williams Drive Enhancement Project
The City of Georgetown is designing enhancements to safety and traffic operations along Williams Drive from Austin Avenue to Jim Hogg Road. This effort builds upon the findings and recommendations of the Williams Drive Study completed in 2017 and the small area plan adopted in the City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The project includes constructing raised medians, street lighting, intersection and signal improvements, driveway reconfigurations, turn lanes, and improved bike and pedestrian facilities along this corridor.
- Improve safety through reduced crashes, injuries, and fatalities
- Improve traffic operations and congestion by better planning how vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists move throughout the corridor
- Improve accessibility by promoting safer travel to adjacent businesses and neighborhoods
- Preserve public investment in the existing transportation network
- Engage the public throughout the project development process and develop a community supported plan
In Spring 2023, the City began collecting technical data along the corridor such as aerial surveys, traffic counts, information on crashes and a sidewalk inventory. The City also conducted a survey to gain insights on the community’s experiences traveling along the corridor. A public open house was held in August 2023 as part of the Gather Round Georgetown Expo to share initial concepts with the community. More information about the public engagement program can be found on the Public Engagement link on the upper left menu.
Study Findings and Technical Reports
Using the findings from the technical analysis and public feedback, the City has developed initial concepts for improvements along Williams Drive. These proposals include constructing raised medians, installing safety lighting, intersection improvements, signal timing, reconfiguring driveways, adding turn lanes and improvements to bike and pedestrian facilities.
View the proposed improvements by clicking the links below.
Segment 1 Jim Hogg Drive to Woodlake Drive:
Segment 2: Cedar Lake Boulevard to Wagon Wheel Trail:
Segment 3: Western Trail to Austin Avenue:
The City encourages participation from the community throughout this process and input will be used to enhance and benefit project development.
- 2021 Road Bond $10 million for Austin Avenue to D.B. Wood Road
- $1.7 million safety lighting from TxDOT
- Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)
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Williams Drive Progress to Date:
- Initial access management and improvement concepts developed
- Initial technical analysis and environmental review in progress as part of the Williams Drive Enhancement Project
- City Council acceptance of Study and adoption of the short-term implementation plan
- Traffic signal coordination, installation of flashing yellow arrows to alleviate turning conflicts and improve light wait times
- Award by Central Texas Transportation Plan of the Year, 2017
- Award of $1.38M in Federal transportation funding for access improvement, award of $1.76M for safety lighting
- Rivery Boulevard and NW Boulevard Bridge completion
- Adoption of the Williams Drive Gateway Plan in the 2030 Comprehensive Plan
- Intersection improvements at Williams Drive/Lakeway Drive/ Bootys Crossing Road
- Voter approval of median improvements from I H 35 to Lakeway, more information here
- Approval of a Planned Unit Development for catalytic site in the Centers Area