Williamson County Selects LAN to Design New Roadway to River Ranch County Park

(AUSTIN – April 22, 2016) Williamson County has selected planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to provide engineering services for intersection improvements at Bagdad Road and County Road 278.

To preserve outdoor spaces as central Texas becomes increasingly urbanized, Williamson County is developing more than 1,000 acres of the River Ranch County Park between Liberty Hill and Leander. The Park will include several miles of hiking and equestrian trails, camping areas, park facilities, a clubhouse and management space.

As part of this plan, Williamson County is developing a new roadway to provide better access to the public. LAN’s services will include improvements to the intersection of Bagdad Road and CR 278, a new park entrance road on the west side of the intersection, and reconstruction of the intersection to include acceleration and turn lanes.

“Our regional parks are the gateway to healthy, prosperous and connected communities,” said Susan Fraser, P.E., LAN’s central Texas transportation manager. “Parks add a dimension to our quality of life that goes beyond roads and infrastructure.  We are looking forward to working with Williamson County to design the gateway to the River Ranch County Park.”

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