Williamson County and the city of Taylor celebrated the completion of improvements to CR 101 with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. The project is 3.2 miles long and included reconstructing the road to create two 12’ lanes with left turn lanes at the intersections of CR 394/CR 368 and Chandler Road and included two bridge structures.
“To say County Road 101 is an important road for east Williamson County would be an understatement,” said Precinct 4 County Commissioner Russ Boles. “The amount of traffic and safety issues that this road addresses are important because as the county grows, this is going to be a major arterial. The fact that we’re taking care of and investing in it means a bright future for the east side of the county and for Taylor.”
The project was completed in just under two years for a cost of $13,034,774. Funding came from Road Bond funds approved by voters in 2019, and the city of Taylor, which has reimbursed the county ten percent of all project totaling approximately $1.1 million.
“I can’t express the appreciation of the city of Taylor enough towards County Judge Bill Gravell, Commissioner Russ Boles and the rest of Williamson County Commissioners Court for their commitment to enhancing mobility throughout eastern Williamson County, particularly with respect to Taylor,” said Taylor Mayor Brandt Rydell. “With all the recent announcements over the last several months, we see that it’s absolutely essential that we improve mobility throughout eastern Williamson County, and I’m just really happy that this project has come to fruition.”