Construction is scheduled to begin next week on the Flint Rock Road Improvement Project to widen lanes and shoulders on the curvy, hilly, heavily traveled thoroughfare.
The project is anticipated to take 15 months to complete depending on weather, Lakeway project manager Jim Schwendinger said.
Travis County will manage the construction phase performed by Smith Contracting Company.
Work will begin with the erection of signage and erosion protection as well as brush clearing, and the construction of temporary travel lanes for traffic control.
“The work on Flint Rock Road will greatly improve safety, but we ask residents to be patient throughout the construction process,” Schwendinger said. “We know this project will generate a significant amount of noise, dust and even some traffic delays, but we have stressed to the contractor the importance of minimizing those effects on the public.”
He also encouraged drivers to slow down and drive safely through the construction zones as new construction zone restrictions will be posted.
“Drivers should keep an eye out for workmen and heightened police enforcement on Flint Rock Road,” Schwendinger said.
Total funding for the project was originally estimated to be $9.2 million when approved by voters in 2012 of which 53 percent is to be Travis County’s share and 47 percent is the City of Lakeway’s portion.
For information on the project, visit www.lakeway-tx.gov/flintrockroad.