Construction begins on Roger Hanks extension

Construction has begun on a roadway that will eventually connect Roger Hanks Parkway at U.S. 290 to Ranch Road 12

Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. began work on the first phase of the Roger Hanks Parkway project July 5. The first phase of the project would extend Roger Hanks Parkway from U.S. 290, across Old Highway 290, and connecting to the southwest parking area of the new Tiger Stadium on the campus of Dripping Springs High.

With construction ongoing, drivers can expect the permanent closure of the east end of Old Highway 290. Motorists in need of access to homes or businesses in this area will have access only from the intersection of U.S. 290 and Meadow Oaks.

The Roger Hanks Parkway extension is the result of several parties working together to see the project come to fruition.

“This project would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of the Dripping Springs Independent School District, the City and private land owners,” said Bill Foulds, Dripping Springs mayor pro tem.

Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing said the district is proud to be a partner.

“This first phase of the project will allow more efficient ingress and egress from the new competition stadium. We are grateful to the other partners in this endeavor,” Gearing said.

Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to be completed mid-September. Please exercise caution when driving through the area of construction.

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