Widening of CR 200 begins Nov. 8


By Kristen Meriwether

Officials from Williamson County and the City of Liberty Hill held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for improvements to CR 200.

The project will reconstruct CR 200 to add a center turn lane and shoulders to the current two-lane roadway for one mile from CMTA Railroad near Sundance Ranch to CR 201.

“This project has been a long time coming,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long said at the ceremony. “It’s going to be much safer for the folks going up to County Road 201.”

The project is expected to cost $5 million, coming from a voter-approved Roads Bond passed in 2019. Construction is set to begin on Nov. 8 and is expected to last 308 days, according to construction officials.

This is the third of a three-phase project to improve CR 200. Project 1, which spanned 0.2 miles, added turn lanes on State Highway 29, widened CR 200 and Loop 332 and installed new traffic signals and a waterline. The project was completed in summer of 2019.

Project 3, which also spanned 0.2 miles, widened CR 200 and added a left turn lane onto Bold Sundown in the ClearWater Ranch neighborhood. That project was completed in November 2018.