Williams Drive is a transforming corridor and a critical arterial, being both a “to” place as well as a “through” place. More than 29,000 cars access the Williams Drive corridor daily, and the trend is expected to grow with the City’s expanding population. Transforming Williams Drive into a safe, reliable, and vibrant multimodal corridor (multimodal corridors are the transportation facilities which accommodate auto, bus, bicycle and pedestrian travel) with defined and dynamic centers takes a multidisciplinary approach.
In conjunction with CAMPO’s Platinum Planning Program, the Study will develop a plan that applies the elements of CAMPO’s Program, and recommend projects and implementation plans that enhance multimodal transportation, safety, mobility, connectivity, and economic development; establishing the area as a premier gateway into Georgetown.
This study builds upon projects identified by CAMPO, the City of Georgetown, and TxDOT that will inform and impact development and mobility patterns as part of the recently approved 2015 Transportation Bond program.
Key projects that will be completed in the area as a result of the 2015 Bond include:
- The Northwest Boulevard Bridge extension;
- The Rivery Boulevard extension;
- Improvements to the Interstate 35 southbound service road including the addition of a dedicated right-turn lane from Williams Drive; and
- Improvements to the Interstate 35 northbound service road from Williams Drive to Lakeway Drive.
- Interchange redesign at Williams Drive and I-35.
Project Calendar and opportunities to get involved:
Oct 6. 2016 Public Open House – Understanding Conditions & Needs – 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm – View flyer.
Nov 12-16. 2016 Design Workshop – Developing the Plan
Jan. 2017 Public Meeting – Providing Recommendations & Setting Priorities
Mar. 2017 Final Public Meeting – Delivering the Plan
CAMPO and the City recognize the importance of working closely with the community throughout this project to identify solutions the community values. Public input will be collected and incorporated in each phase of the study. The Public Involvement Plan for the project highlights that, to make participating in this study convenient, there are many opportunities to learn more and share input. CAMPO, the City, and the project team will:
Share Updates – Project information and updates will be shared as they are available via email. To sign up, enter your email address into the sign up boxes to the left. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Public Meetings – Meetings will be held to share information, collect input, and offer the opportunity for the City, project team, and the public to work together.
Meet with Stakeholders – As needed the project team will meet with stakeholders along the corridor. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a call or meeting,
Attend Community Meetings – The team will attend events and meetings in the community. We can share a quick update, set up booths, or give a detailed presentation. If you have a group that is interested in a presentation or update, please contact us.
Input and feedback will be collected as we work with the public and then incorporated into the study.
CAMPO, city staff, and the project team are always available to visit about the project. Please call or email with any questions or comments. In addition, we are happy to set up individual meetings or make presentations at community meeting. Please let us know if you have any meeting requests.
Please contact us at any time!
Kelly Porter, AICP
Senior Multimodal Planner
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
Nathaniel Waggoner (Nat), AICP
City of Georgetown