Significant projects in the Lake Travis area are moving right along in 2019. Some pretty easily. Others have had a less than perfect journey. Plus, we’ve discovered a few happy surprises along the way! And we’re probably in for a few more. That said, here’s a quick look at where they are now:
Traffic and safety woes in the Lake Travis area, as well as the surrounding Texas Hill Country, continue to be a top concern in 2019. Last year, it seemed like road enhancements were visible all along the 23.2-mile stretch of 620, from SH 71 in Bee Cave to I-35 in Round Rock.
But, of course, there’s a lot more on the way. Today TxDOT broke ground on the road widening project for 2222 from Ribelin Ranch Drive to Bonaventure Drive.
What’s next? We checked in with the Texas Department of Transportation to get a better idea of what’s happening on our roadways.
Speaking of road widening, remember the 620 widening project slated for 2022? We’re another year closer. Yikes! What does it all mean? Let’s take a look.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a third middle school under construction in western Travis County — Bee Cave Middle School (BCMS). It’s undoubtedly buzz-worthy in the Lake Travis area.
The new school is near Vail Divide and Highway 71 — just a few miles away from Lake Travis Middle School — and it’s expected to be open and student-ready for the 2019/2020 school year.
You can see the campus taking shape with each passing day. We anticipate the goings-on at BCMS will be a hot topic in 2019, so here’s a quick overview to keep you up-to-speed.
Do you remember when people talked about Bee Creek, and nobody knew where that was?
“You mean, Bee Cave?”
“Nope, Bee Creek. It’s near The Reserve. You know, past Serene Hills.”
“What’s Serene Hills?”
Well, that booming sliver of Lake Travis could get even crazier, because the new — and rather enormous — Bee Creek Sports Complex at 4440 Bee Creek Road is up for approval to proceed. It’s about .7 miles away from Lake Travis Middle School as the crow flies.
Historic flooding has hit the Texas Hill Country, and it’s a wild ride.
First thing’s first, Lake Travis was officially 100% full as of yesterday. Now it’s just flooded.
In case you missed the blow-by-blow flood details, we’ve got it all wrapped up for you today. Of course, safety is paramount, so no matter what you do, don’t go for a joy ride in the lake. LCRA officially closed The Highland Lakes on October 16, 2018. It’s is seriously dangerous, friends.