Let's be honest. No one likes being stuck in traffic. That’s why Cedar Park has several road improvement and construction projects. Our goal is to help improve your quality of life.
Some (but not all) of the various projects you will see on this page are voter-approved bond-funded projects. Many have been completed or are in progress. For more information on the 2015 Bond Election visit www.cedarparkbond.com.
Bell Boulevard Realignment Project - utility undergrounding
The utility undergrounding construction portion of the Bell Boulevard road realignment is getting underway and is expected to be complete by mid-June, then the construction of the actual roadway is set to begin.
Bell Boulevard Realignment Project
The Bell Boulevard (US 183) Realignment Project will return the current Bell Boulevard (US 183) roadway east onto the full extent of Old Highway 183, from Cypress Creek Road to Cedar Park Drive 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 is proposed to be realigned and relocated to the Old Highway 183 alignment and reconstructed to a four-lane divided roadway that includes a raised median with turn lanes at intersections and driveways.
- The City began talking to the community about the potential Bell Boulevard Realignment during the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Master Planning process, which took place in 2014-2015.
- Funding for the road realignment was authorized by voters as part of the Streets and Roads bonds in the 2015 General Obligation Bond election. Cost: $24 million.
- Design from the City is complete for Bell Boulevard (US 183) from Buttercup Creek Boulevard/Old Highway183/Brushy Creek Road to Park Street and plans are currently being reviewed by TxDOT.
- The current utility work happening on Bell Boulevard began in January 2020. It is a precursor to the Road Realignment Project construction that will take place on US 183/Bell Boulevard
- The utility undergrounding construction for the Bell Boulevard road realignment is expected to be complete by mid-June, then the construction of the actual roadway is set to begin
- The road realignment is the critical path forward in order to begin construction of the Bell District (Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project)
- Road construction is planned to begin in summer 2020 and last through 2021.
Funding Source: 2015 Cedar Park Road Bond Funds (phase 1 road realignment)
Visit www.DestinationBellBlvd.com for more information on the project.
New Hope Drive - Ronald Reagan to Sam Bass Road
The design of New Hope Drive from Ronald Reagan Blvd. to Sam Bass Road is a 2015 Bond Funded Project. New Hope Drive will be designed and constructed as 4-lane divided roadway with a raised median, curb and gutter, enclosed storm sewer system, illumination, shared use path, and bike lanes. The design will include all major project components such as engineering, surveying, utility coordination, geotechnical and construction materials testing services, right-of-way acquisition services, environmental assessment, right-of-way appraisals, public involvement, and construction phase services. Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2021 with a completion of late winter 2022.
Construction of this project will be funded with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Federal Funds.
Cost: $18.4 million
Little Elm Trail/Fire Lane Reconstruction
Roadway reconstruction of a portion of Little Elm Trail and Fire Lane past the YMCA Facility.
Lakeline Park (200 acres in South Cedar Park)
The first phase of the park is now under design with construction planned to begin in 2020.
First phase to include:
- Multi-purpose pavilion for performing arts
- Great lawn
- Kayak launch
- Fishing pier
- Pavilions of varying sizes
- Multi-purpose sports practice fields
- Wildflower meadows
- Restroom facilities
- Three miles of trail with a loop around the lake
More information can be found on the Lakeline Park page.
Brushy Creek North Fork Trail (3 miles along north fork of Brushy Creek)
- Design is currently under development
- Selected by CAMPO to receive over $2.6 million in federal funding which means the City will be reimbursed for trail construction
- Construction will begin when federal funding is available in 2021
Brushy Creek Trail Connections
Four new connections/extensions have been completed:
- West Extension: Extensions between Little Elm Trail and Bell Boulevard
- YMCA Connection: Extensions between Bell Boulevard to the Twin Lakes YMCA
- Internal Connection: Internal connection to a drinking fountain and restroom facilities at the Twin Lakes YMCA
- Lake Connection: New Connection To Brushy Creek Road near Parmer Lane
Town Center Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk
Veterans Memorial Park Improvements
The Veterans Memorial Park Improvement Project is a Type B Community Development Corporation funded FY 2018 Capital Improvement Project consisting of adding sidewalks and stairs with handrails at the Veterans Memorial, renovating the existing play field and irrigation system, renovating the dog park and pond, as well as replacing drinking fountains, benches, doggie pots, and other miscellaneous items.
TxDOT's RM 1431 "Gap" project
Construction to widen RM 1431 between Cottonwood Creek Trail and Market Street, known as the 1431 Gap Project is complete. TxDOT managed all aspects of the design and construction of this project.
New Hope Drive extension from Cottonwood Creek to Ronald Reagan
The New Hope Drive extension project provides additional capacity for traffic traveling east and west through the City.
- Construction of four lanes from Cottonwood Creek Trail to Ronald Reagan
- Construction of a raised median
- Construction of a 10 foot shared use path along southern side of the roadway
- Installation of street lighting
- Installation of signal at the Ronald Reagan intersection
- Installation of new water and wastewater lines
- Extension of Arrow Point Drive
Fire Station #5
Fire Station #5 is a 13,250 square feet 2015 Bond Funded Capital Improvements Project (CIP) that houses both The City of Cedar Park Fire Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The project is located near the intersection of Cottonwood Creek Trail and La Jaita Drive at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. The land for the fire station was donated by the Cedar Park Regional Hospital in 2014.
The construction is substantially complete and the Fire Department is operating out of the station.
For more information read the Fire Station #5 Press Release.
Anderson Mill Road
The Anderson Mill Road (Phase 1) Reconstruction Project is now complete and the road is open to traffic.
To see more of our past completed major projects, please visit our Completed Projects Archive.