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RM 620 and RM 2222 Connector (Bypass) Project

The intersection of RM 620 and RM 2222 in northern Travis County experiences significant congestion. In order to help address mobility and safety concerns, TxDOT is working on the RM 620/RM 2222 bypass road project. This intersection is currently operating at a level of service "F" in both morning and evening peak hours. Traffic frequently backs up nearly four miles to the Mansfield Dam Bridge at the Colorado River.

Proposed Improvements

The goal of the bypass road is to enhance traffic flow on RM 620 at the RM 2222/Bullock Hollow intersection by redirecting traffic from south of the intersection that travels to and from RM 2222, thereby, removing them from the existing intersection. This reduces the congestion at the RM 2222/Bullock Hollow intersection and allows more green time for through-traffic.

The project consists of adding an outside lane on northbound RM 620 from Steiner Ranch Boulevard to before the RM 2222/Bullock Hollow intersection. The new proposed bypass road would then be constructed from RM 620 along the LCRA electrical transmission line right-of-way to intersect RM 2222. At this location, an additional travel lane would be added to both sides of RM 2222 to move the traffic past the Vandegrift High School entrance on McNeil Road.

Planning efforts for the project began in 2014. They are currently going through the environmental review process.

Schedule

There are two parts to the 620/2222 bypass road project. The timeline for completion and construction costs are all estimates associated with preliminary engineering work. This is subject to change pending detailed design/construction drawings.

Project 1: Construct a six-lane section on RM 2222 from the proposed bypass intersection location to Ribelin Ranch Road

  • Environmental decision: anticipated spring 2017
  • Right-of-way acquisition: anticipated winter 2016/2017
  • Utility coordination and relocation: anticipated summer 2018
  • Ready to go out to bid: anticipated summer 2018
  • Construction cost estimate: $11 million


Project 2: Construct bypass road from RM 620 to RM 2222 and make improvements to RM 620

  • Preliminary biological study along bypass road has been completed
  • Environmental decision: anticipated summer 2017
  • Right-of-way acquisition: anticipated summer 2018
  • Utility coordination and relocation: anticipated summer 2018
  • Ready to go out to bid: anticipated summer 2018
  • Construction cost estimate: $7 million

We will continue to work with our local partners to secure construction funding in full anticipation of being ready to begin construction in fall 2018.

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Austin, TX 78761-5426
(512) 832-7107
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