you bought it, we built it

You know that shirt you just bought? Well, it helped improve our infrastructure. In fact, any time you shop the rock we are able to reinvest in the community, making it a win-win for all of us. Curious to know more about what we built with what you bought? Read on for the latest news.

Investments

City breaks ground on public safety training facility

On Thursday, Nov. 17, City officials broke ground on Round Rock’s first Public Safety Training Facility. The $29-million, 65,000-square-foot building is being paid for by bond funds as well as the City’s Self Financed Construction fund — a bucket that gets filled when more people Shop the Rock. The facility will include: Police and Fire administration and training offices Classrooms Training room Warehouse Fire scenario training warehouse Firing range and associated classroom and storage space Highway…

Phase 2 of La Frontera street reconstruction is complete

A $4 million project to reconstruct the public streets that feed the La Frontera shopping center is complete, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The clay soils in that part of town are responsible for the (mostly) formerly uneven, pot-hole prone roadways. The first phase of the La Frontera work — reconstruction of Hester’s Crossing and La Frontera Boulevard — was completed a few years ago. In short, a part of town that used to tax…

City breaks ground on two new Fire Stations

On Monday, Nov. 16, Round Rock City Councilmembers, Fire Chief David Coatney, members of the Fire Department, City officials and area residents celebrated the ground breaking ceremony of Fire Station No. 4 and Fire Station No. 8. “The construction of these two fire stations is to improve the response needs of the community and shows our City’s dedication to the safety and well-being of our citizenry,” Battalion Chief Shane Glaiser said. The groundbreaking was celebrated…

City has invested $108 million over past five years to fight traffic, maintain streets

The City of Round Rock has invested $108 million over the past five years to address the community’s No. 1 problem — traffic. The City tracks the major projects it is working on here, where you’ll find information on  current projects, ongoing programs, projects Round Rock works on with our regional partners, and recently completed projects. Among the highlights over the past five years are: Completion of 11 dedicated turn lanes Completed major repair and reconstruction of neighborhood and…

Two new Fire Stations to start construction later this year

The City will begin construction on two new fire stations in the coming fiscal year. In late November/early December, the City is expected to break ground on Station No. 8 at 1612 Red Bud Lane. About eight weeks later, the City will break ground on a new station at the intersection of Double Creek Boulevard and Lisa Rae Drive. The Lisa Rae Drive station will replace the existing Station No. 4, currently located at 3300 Gattis School…

Parks maintenance program in full swing

The City is moving along with its Parks Repair and Replacement Program, as a dozen parks and facilities have been revitalized, including major improvements to Lake Creek Park and Veterans Park. Thanks to folks who Shop the Rock, the City Council is able to allocate $750,000 a year to keep Round Rock Parks well maintained and up to date. Additionally, the City is currently making improvements to the Old Settlers Park parking lots with trail and handicapped…

Parks project overview

Here’s an overview of the major projects, funded through a 2103 bond election, that will expand and improve Round Rock’s amazing parks system. Brushy Creek Regional Trail, $1.9 million for land acquisitions and construction of regional trail and amenities from Veterans Park to Rabb Park. Heritage Trail, $17 million for construction for trail from Mays Street to Georgetown Street and Mays Street to Old Town near Bathing Beach. Lake Creek Trail, $2 million for connection…

City Council approves contract for reconstruction of two major intersections

The Round Rock City Council awarded on Aug. 27 a $600,000 contract to Lone Star Paving Company for reconstruction of two intersections: FM 3406-Sunrise Road, and Forest Creek Boulevard-Red Bud Lane. Traffic is heavy at both intersections, and the pavement is breaking down faster than it can be patched. That’s why both will undergo complete reconstruction. The City maintains more than 1,150 lane miles of roads. To improve the condition of roadways, the City has a…

New trail coming to flood-damaged Bradford Park

The City recently awarded a contract to Myers Concrete Construction to repair the trail damaged by the Memorial Day floods at Bradford Park. The $115,000 contract will replace the old trail, which was crushed granite, with a concrete trail that should be able to weather the next storm just fine.