US 183 Expansion Project Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting in Lockhart

Contact: Diann Hodges

Phone: (512) 832-7027

Date: July 26, 2017

AUSTIN – Today, TxDOT joined Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Chairman Will Conley, Lockhart Mayor Lew White and City Manager Vance Rodgers to celebrate the completion of the US 183 expansion project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The $14.5 million widening project included construction of a five-lane roadway with two travel lanes in each direction and a continuous center-turn lane in Lockhart. The project also constructed sidewalks on each side of the road and added a new signal at Hickory Street. “This project will benefit all users in the years to come,” TxDOT District Engineer Terry McCoy said. A new storm sewer, curbs and gutters, and new lighting were also included in the project.

“This project has transformed US 183, as far as the safety, mobility, and pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to US 183,” Lockhart Mayor Lew White commented. “We are very thankful for that and extend our hand to TxDOT.”

The project was funded by CAMPO, using Proposition 12 money. The contractor was Dean Word Company.


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