Travis County bond program prepares for more construction, identifies improvements

Travis County’s five-year, 60-project bond program, which voters approved in 2017, is mostly on track to be completed by 2022, with many projects nearing construction and seven completed, according to a March 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.

An additional 44 projects are in active development and one—on South Pleasant Valley Road—has been put on hold, due to a conflict with a nearby landfill’s future expansion. Staff are working with the landfill and nearby property owners to discuss options.

Since the last quarterly update, in December, the county has approved three construction contracts and seven design contracts, initiated the procurement process on two construction projects and completed one construction project.

County staff estimate that a majority of the work during the first half of this year will remain focused on design, right of way acquisitions and utility relocations.

Because of the scope of the bond program—the largest ever undertaken by the county—it is overseen by an outside consultant firm, Frontline Advisory Group, rather than by county staff directly.

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