Businesses Meet the Engineer
More than 60 Bell Boulevard-area property owners, business owners, managers and tenants attended a special “Meet the Engineer” Breakfast at Moonie’s Burger House at 200 S. Bell Blvd. on Wednesday, September 14.
They were able to learn about Phase One of the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project first-hand from project design and engineering consultant Brian Rice of Binkley Barfield, see an informative video explaining the 24 month timeline for engineering and design, and ask questions.
The Cedar Park City Council approved an engineering services preliminary agreement with Binkley Barfield for Phase One of the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project at its September 8 City Council Meeting. Read the full press release here.
This agreement includes design and engineering to realign Bell Boulevard (US Highway 183) from Buttercup Creek Boulevard/Brushy Creek Road to just north of Park Street eastward to follow the route of Old Highway 183 and also redesigning the current six-way intersection at Bell Boulevard-Buttercup Creek Boulevard/Brushy Creek Road-Old Highway 183 into a four-way intersection.
Binkley Barfield currently estimates the full scope of the engineering and design process including utility relocation to be complete in early 2019. This means construction could begin in early-to-mid 2019 and be complete by mid-to-late 2020 – barring any unforeseen circumstances. During these steps of the project, the City will continue its stakeholder and community involvement.
The Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Master Plan is a multi-year, multi-phase project to revitalize the City’s oldest commercial hub and primary north-south corridor. It is a priority project of the Cedar Park City Council. Bell Boulevard transportation-related projects were approved by 74.76 percent of voters as part of Proposition One: Streets and Roads ($63M) in the November 2015 Bond Election.
For more project information, updates and resources, visit www.DestinationBellBlvd.com.