|July 11, 2016
Williamson County is proposing two road projects in the Hairy Man Road/Brushy Creek Road area. The first is a project to replace the bridge and change the intersection and trail at the Hairy Man/Great Oaks location. There are two design plans for this location.
The second is a proposal for safety improvement along Hairy Man, from Brushy Bend to Sam Bass.
Williamson County will be hosting an Open House this Thursday, July 14th, regarding these projects at the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Dr. The open house will be from 5 pm to 7pm and the county will have information and handouts for these proposals.
We encourage all Fern Bluff MUD residents to attend and give comments regarding these projects.
Links from the county site are:
http://roadbond.wilco.org/Projects/Precincts/Precinct1/P284HairyManRdBrushyCreekRdSafetyImprovements/tabid/5090/Default.aspx Hairy Man/Brushy Creek widening
http://roadbond.wilco.org/Projects/Precincts/Precinct1/130GreatOaksDriveBridgeatBrushyCreekStudy/tabid/3892/Default.aspx Great Oaks/Hairy Man/Bridge
The public notice from Williamson County is shown below:
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE – WILLIAMSON COUNTY
Contact: Connie Watson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
512-943-1122 (media line)
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO
BRUSHY CREEK ROAD/HAIRY MAN ROAD
AND GREAT OAKS BRIDGE ON JULY 14
July 8, 2016 (Williamson County, TX) –Williamson County is hosting an open house to present proposed improvements to Great Oaks Drive Bridge over Brushy Creek as well as safety improvements along Brushy Creek Road/Hairy Man Road. The open house will be Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Dr., in Round Rock.
The purpose of the open house is to allow the public the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed improvements. The primary purpose of the proposed Great Oaks Drive Bridge project is to reduce flood effects of Brushy Creek at the crossing and raise the bridge to provide a safe route across Brushy Creek during flood events. The improvements also will enhance safety and mobility within the project area for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Possible safety improvements along Hairy Man Road / Brushy Creek Road between Arrowhead Trail and Sam Bass Road also are being evaluated.
The Hairy Man Road / Brushy Creek Road project is being studied from Brushy Bend Drive to Sam Bass Road. This project is approximately 2.4 miles in length and includes a traffic study and preliminary evaluation of possible safety improvements along the corridor. Atkins is the project engineer and is finalizing the traffic study along Brushy Creek Road / Hairy Man Road and preparing a preliminary schematic plan depicting proposed safety improvements to show the public at the open house.
The Great Oaks Drive bridge replacement project is studying the bridge over Brushy Creek at Hairy Man Road / Brushy Creek Road. An Interlocal Agreement with Upper Brushy Creek WCID was approved by the Commissioners Court on July 2013 for participation in the project. This project also will improve the intersection of Great Oaks Drive and Brushy Creek Road / Hairy Man Road. P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc. is the project engineer and will present proposed improvements at the open house.
All interested residents are encouraged to attend the open house and provide input on the projects. Please check the www.roadbond.org website for updates.
Verbal and written comments may be presented at the open house. Written comments not submitted during the open house may be submitted to: Connie Watson, Williamson County Public Information, 710 S. Main Street, Suite 101, Georgetown, Texas, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by Friday, July 22, 2016, will be included in the official record of the open house.