The City of Cedar Park has many projects that are in the planning stages, ongoing, or have been completed. Here you will find a list of these projects with additional information. Please click on the links below or scroll down.
The above-mentioned CFI is part of the 1431 Pass-Through Finance Project. Here's more information about the project:
RM 1431 Pass-Through Finance Project
Other Major Transportation Projects
Future Projects (includes RFP/RFQ and invitation for bid information)
RM 1431 Pass-Through Finance Project
Pictured: (Left) Traffic has been moved to the newly constructed lanes and reconstruction has begun on the old lanes. In this photo you can see an old double yellow stripe that was in the middle of the road, now outside of the traveled way. (Right) Constructed lane for the CFI. You can see a new traffic signal pole at the end of this lane., photos by Tom Gdala, Senior Engineering Associate
Update: July 28, 2016
Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at RM 1431 and Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Blvd. to open Tuesday, August 2. Expect lane closures and delays Sunday night July 30-Monday early morning August 1 and on Monday night August 1-Tuesday early morning early 2 to prepare intersection for new configuration. Paving operations will continue from Toro Grande to Sam Bass Road through the fall.
Update: June 27, 2016
Construction continues on the median area between Market Street and Toro Grande Boulevard. Due to rain delays in April and May, completion of the project is now scheduled for completion in September 2016.
Update: May 9, 2016
Construction will soon begin on the next phase of the project. During this phase the median area will be constructed between Market Street and Toro Grande Boulevard. Completion of the project is scheduled for August 2016.
Update: January 21, 2016
Work continues reconstructing the old lanes of RM 1431 on the south side. One of the future Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) lanes has been constructed including the placement of one of the future traffic signal poles for that intersection.
Update: November 13, 2015
Traffic was shifted this week to the newly-paved north side of RM 1431 so that he construction contractor can work on the south side. TxDOT is the administrator for this project and tells us that completion is now scheduled for Summer of 2016 due to change orders necessitated by the engineering design, utility conflicts and extreme weather.
Update: October 1, 2015
The RM 1431 Pass Through Finance Project through the City, County and TxDOT continues. Paving operations are currently underway and traffic will be shifted to the north side of RM 1431 in October 2015. The project will feature a continuous flow intersection (CFI) and the project is now scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2016.
Update: June 18, 2015
The RM 1431 Pass Through Finance Project through the City, County and TxDOT continues. Paving operations are currently underway and traffic will be shifted to the north side of RM 1431 in mid-summer. The project will feature a continuous flow intersection (CFI) and the project is scheduled for completion by winter or early spring.
Update: February 6, 2015
We've made a lot of progress since our last update! The contractor has now completed a lot of the subgrade prep and base material work for the north side expansion. A lot of the drainage swales and driveway culvert work has been completed, and most of the north curb line has also been placed. The contractor is continuing work on storm sewer lines, water quality vaults, retaining walls, and the widening of the Brushy Creek bridge. The bridge widening should be completed in a couple of weeks and you should begin seeing pavement operations get underway within the next few weeks. You will also start seeing major work on the culverts crossing under the roadway. Some of this work will be done at night.
Update: October 27, 2014
Construction began along RM 1431 from Market Street (just west of Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Sam Bass Road) in mid-August. Lanes were narrowed to allow the contractor space to begin the construction necessary to widen RM 1431 to a six-lane divided roadway. Unfortunately, the contractor had to reduce the dual left turn lanes from two to one, turning from RM 1431 to Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard in order to have adequate room to build the new intersection there. We have adjusted signal timing at this intersection to help compensate for the lane reduction and are closely monitoring traffic patterns there - especially during peak rush hour traffic. We will make adjustments to the signal timing as necessary. However, drivers should expect slightly longer wait times. In order to avoid delays, you may choose to use an alternate route during the construction period which is expected to last through early 2016.
About the project
The Pass-Through Finance Project, which is a cooperative effort between Cedar Park, Williamson County and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDot) to reconstruct and widen RM 1431 to a six-lane section between Market Street just west of Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Sam Bass Road. It is referred to as the "Pass Through Project" because of the way that TxDOT will reimburse the City of Cedar Park for the up-front construction costs via a method referred to as Pass-Through Financing.
About the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)
The Pass-Through Project also includes the construction of a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of Parmer and RM 1431.
In 2012, approximately 70,000 vehicles per day were using the intersection at Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Blvd. and RM 1431. The intersection is currently operating at capacity, and as traffic volumes continue to increase it has become a congested, bottleneck location which negatively affects drivers and businesses in the area.
The CFI is an innovative intersection design which provides the best alternative to a grade separation (overpass) at this location due to the limited available right-of-way and limited access to businesses at the corners of the intersection. The CFI design services higher traffic volumes more efficiently than a conventional intersection.
A conventional intersection with increased capacity (six lanes on RM 1431) will reach peak hour capacity sooner than a CFI and peak hour delay for a CFI is reduced by 46 percent vs. conventional intersection with similar lane use characteristics in 2020. There is an annual network delay reduction of 15 percent, versus a conventional intersection with similar lane use characteristics. Ultimately, improved capacity of the CFI will result in increased service life, thereby resulting in long-term savings for taxpayers over a conventional intersection.
While some might find the CFI to be confusing at first glance, the intersection is well-marked and is actually quite easy to navigate if you follow the signage. The CFI functions similarly to a left hand exit on a freeway and will be well-marked with instructional signage for drivers. To see TxDOT's video of how to drive through a CFI, click here. To see TxDOT's video animation of the CFI to be constructed at Parmer Lane/Ronald Reagan Boulevard and RM 1431 click here.
Other major transportation projects
TxDOT RM 1431 Gap Project
The 1431 Gap Project will extend from Cottonwood Creek Trail to the western limits of the Pass-Through Project and will match the same six-lane design as the Pass-Through Project. Design is approaching completion and funding for construction is in the process of being secured through by TxDOT.
Little Elm Trail from Bell Boulevard to Lakeline Boulevard
The Little Elm Trail project will fill in the existing gaps of the roadway between Lakeline Boulevard and US183. Other improvements will include right turn lanes on southbound 183, Lakeline Boulevard and existing Little Elm Trail. The road base, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and first layer of asphalt through the Red Oaks subdivision is complete. Between Lakeline Blvd. and Liberty Oaks Blvd, the road bed is being prepared over the installed underground utilities (culverts, storm sewer, water, electric, and gas lines). Additionally, the right turn deceleration lane on southbound 183 at Little Elm Trail is currently under construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2017.
Lakeline Blvd. and Cypress Creek Road
Construction is substantially complete and all traffic lanes are paved, striped, and open for travel. Minor closeout work will be completed in the coming weeks.
Anderson Mill Road
Design is approaching completion for Phase One of this project. The project is scheduled to be advertised for construction bids this Fall. Phase One includes reconstruction to a two lane roadway from RM 1431 to Lime Creek Road and turn lanes for safety at intersections. Phase Two, which was included in the 2015 Bond Election, would add two lanes on the northern section, plus an additional two lanes through the Deer Creek portion. An asphalt overlay for the 2 lane section between RM 1431 and Lime Creek Road was completed in October 2015.
2016 Arterial Overlay - Lakeline Blvd and Little Elm Trail
This project consists of a mill (removal of the top layer of asphalt) and overlay (installation of a new asphalt layer) for portions of Lakeline Blvd and Little Elm Trail. The affected portions are:
- Lakeline Boulevard (New Hope Dr.- RM1431)
- Lakeline Boulevard (RM1431 – Buttercup Creek Blvd.)
- Lakeline Boulevard (Cypress Creek Rd. – Riviera Springs Dr.)
- Little Elm Trail (RM620 – Old Mill Rd.)
- Little Elm Trail (Lakeline Blvd. - Wood Ridge Ln.)
- Cypress Creek Road (Lakeline Blvd. - Nelson Ranch Rd.)
- El Salido Pkwy (Cypress Creek Rd. - Heather Dr.)
All paving will be completed by August 5th and striping will be installed the week of August 8th.
Other Projects - Construction Phase
- Brushy Creek Road Right Turn Lane at Parmer Lane
- RM 1431 Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk
- Traffic Signal Construction at Ronald Reagan Blvd at Caballo Ranch Blvd
Other Projects - Design Phase
- Bell Boulevard Realignment
- New Hope Drive - Cottonwood Creek to Ronald Reagan
- 1890 Ranch East Driveway Right Turn Lane
- Miscellaneous Intersection Improvements - Turn Lane
- Sidewalk Gap Closure