Smith Ranch Rd. Widening Project (Hughes Ranch Rd. to North of Broadway)

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PROJECT NO. TR 1501, CSJ 0912-31-293

The proposed Smith Ranch Road Widening Project, from Hughes Ranch Road to North of Broadway, includes upgrading the existing two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane, divided, concrete curb-and-gutter roadway with an underground storm sewer system, constructing a continuous ten-foot-wide shared use path along the west side of the roadway with pedestrian ramps, and adding landscaping and irrigation and fiber from Broadway to the Westside Event Center.

This construction will take place within the existing roadway alignment of Smith Ranch Road; however, additional right-of-way will be required. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility and connections of the existing roadway for future projected traffic growth by providing a continuous four-lane roadway and a shared use path. In addition, the project would enhance overall safety, in accordance with the City’s Major Thoroughfare Plan, by converting narrow asphalt lanes with roadside ditches into a concrete curb and gutter roadway with medians. The project would not require displacements.  Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2020 with a duration of approximately one year.

This project qualifies for partial reimbursement of funds by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Currently, parcel mapping is in the approval process at TxDOT and, once the City receives an Authorization Letter from TxDOT, the consultant and staff will begin negotiations for Right-of-Way.  The project is also awaiting final environmental clearance from the State, and has filed an application for a Nationwide Permit 14 (Roadway) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Design plans are at 90%, and are under review by both the City and TxDOT.

For additional information, please contact Susan Johnson, Project Manager, at


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