Construction to begin on the extension of Roger Hanks Parkway

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS –June 29, 2017- Motorists will soon have direct access to the west side of the new Dripping Springs High School stadium with the extension of Roger Hanks Parkway.   This roadway extension is one component of a larger plan to improve connectivity and help alleviate traffic in Dripping Springs. Per the City’s transportation plan, Roger Hanks Parkway will eventually connect with RR 12.

Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. will begin work on the project, Wednesday July, 5. The project entails Roger Hanks Parkway being extended from U.S. 290, across Old Highway 290 and connecting to the southwest parking area at the high school stadium.

Beginning with the construction, 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 Hwy 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,” Mayor Pro Tem Bill Foulds said.

DSISD 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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