The Corridor I-2 Planning and Right-of-Way (ROW) Preservation Study considers connections for travel between US 183 and SH 29. The study is intended to enhance safety and mobility in northwest Williamson County, while preparing for regional growth. The county was named the third fastest-growing county in Texas for the past decade, and the City of Liberty Hill was ranked as the third fastest-growing city in the state.
The Corridor I-2 Study is part of the Williamson County Long-Range Transportation Plan, a conceptual plan that identifies future connections to ensure the County can maintain a high level of safety and mobility as growth occurs. The plan is regularly updated based on current needs, population projections and anticipated future mobility and safety needs.
The study is being funded through the voter-approved 2019 Road Bond. Funding for ROW acquisition and construction was not included in the bond and will need to be identified before future phases of the project can move forward. Construction would happen when the need from growth occurs and as funding becomes available. If the projected population growth does not happen, then the roadway will not be built.
The study process includes evaluating a variety of factors and determining the most reasonable route that minimizes impacts to properties and the environment. As part of the study process, the project team met several times with a group of neighbors representing a larger community group to gather their feedback on route options and outreach processes. After meeting with potentially affected property owners and performing extensive analysis to minimize impacts to the property owners and businesses as much as possible, a recommended alignment was selected. The recommended alignment impacts 16 fewer properties, and 203.8 fewer acres would be required for acquisition, than the original alignment that was proposed in October 2021.