On October 10, 2018 TxDOT held an open house in the Lakeway Activity Center to inform residents about the expansion of RM 620. The RM 620 expansion project consists of widening the road from five lanes to a six-lane divided roadway with a raised concrete median and turn lanes. A continuous bike and pedestrian path will also be included as a part of the expansion project. The expansion will apply to the stretch of RM 620 from SH 71 to Hudson Bend Rd. The project is still undergoing an environmental study which is not expected to be completed until mid-2020.
For those interested in learning more about the project, there will be two more public hearings held on the project in 2019. In the meantime, TxDOT officials say that the project is still in the schematic environmental phase, meaning the department is examining the potential alignment of the roadway and what kind of rights of way are needed for the project. Lakeway locals can breathe easy knowing that construction is not expected to begin until the fiscal year of 2022. The project is anticipated to cost $80 million in addition to right of way costs.