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Council approves contract for Kenney Fort Boulevard extension

Published on September 23, 2021 under RRnews
Council approves contract for Kenney Fort Boulevard extension

Round Rock City Council approved a contract at its Sept. 23 meeting that will extend Kenney Fort Boulevard from Forest Creek Drive to State Highway (SH) 45.

The $23.4 million contract with J.D. Abrams, LP includes a six-lane divided arterial, a sidewalk, and a shared-use path along the length of the road. This extension will eliminate the existing gap in the City’s transportation network by providing an additional route for north/south traffic in this rapidly developing quadrant of the City.

The project is a part of the City’s Driving Progress program which aims to invest a minimum of $240 million over five years to improve roadway capacity and connectivity. To date, the City has issued $90 million in certificates of obligation (COs) to fund the improvements.

The City secured $12.25 million in federal funding for the project through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) yearly grant program. The remaining $11.15 million is funded through the COs.

Construction is slated to begin in late 2021 and will take two years to complete.

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Source: City of Round Rock

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