Final design underway for East Main Street improvements

July 31, 2018 | In ConstructionIn the Press

Improvements are coming to East Main Street in early 2019.

Round Rock City Council voted at a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, July 26 to approve a final design contract with Studio 16:19 for the project.

Improvements include six parklets along East Main Street from Mays Street to Sheppard Street in Downtown Round Rock. The parklets will include new trees, tables and chairs, additional landscaping, lighting elements and expanded walkable space for pedestrians. The contract also includes design for additional lighting and sidewalks to allow pedestrians safer access to Main Street from adjacent underutilized parking lots.

The project is a result of the Downtown Improvement Plan that was approved by City Council in 2016. The plan aims to create a walkable, attractive district, improve access to and through Downtown and to upgrade any outdated infrastructure. City staff met with Main Street business and property owners in early 2018 and received support to proceed with the proposed improvements.

Final design and contractor selection will be completed by the end of the year. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019 and will be completed in the spring.

Initial renderings and a map of the improvement locations are included below.

Parklet 1
Parklet 2
Parklet 3

 

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