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Bee Cave Road Construction
Background Information
Bee Cave Road (also known as RM 2244) is a state road--it was built and is maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT).

A major construction project to improve Bee Cave Road will begin in November 2016.  This is a TXDOT project, NOT a City of West Lake Hills project.  As information regarding the project is made available by TXDOT, it will be posted here so that everyone in the community can stay up to date on the project,

TXDOT has set up a web page with background information about the project.  

If you have questions about the project, you can contact TXDOT at  or (512) 693-7425.  You can also sign up for email updates for the project by sending an email message to  with "Updates" in the subject line.

 

December 16, 2016 Update from TXDOT

Hello,
Work continues on the Bee Cave Road Project. Activities, including striping work, clearing the right-of-way area, and relocating utility lines will continue into January and should be completed later that month.

 

Lane Closures

 

Various lane closures will continue to occur during night-time hours (from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) from Redbud Trail to Westlake Drive so the contractor can continue to re-stripe the travel lanes and clear the right-of-way.

Various east and westbound right-lane closures will continue to occur during the day between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow crews to install water lines. Rather than closing a long section of lane, the contractor is working to keep these lane closures short in length and will continuously move the lane closure once the work is complete.

 

Work Schedule

 

  • There will be no night-time work next week
  • Work will be on hold December 23 - 26, and January 2 for the holidays
  • Saturday work will start in January with lane closures from 9 a.m - 4 p.m.

 

Please note, schedules are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone!

 

Roadway Configuration

 

We have heard questions on what final improvements will look like. Below are illustrated roadway configurations (please click on the image for a larger illustration).

 

 

 

We understand construction is disruptive, and appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to move forward. We are in contact with residents and businesses along Bee Cave Road to address concerns. For the majority of construction, there will be two lanes open in each direction and the lane closures will take place during off-peak hours to help minimize delays.

 

Sincerely,
RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvement Project Team
(512) 693-7425

 

 

Project Details

 

The improvement project includes constructing a center-turn lane and adding shoulders and a sidewalk between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane. Construction began in November 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019.


November 10, 2016 Update
At the November 9, 2016 City Council meeting, TXDOT Assistant Area Engineer Michelle Romage-Chambers presented an overview of the Bee Cave Road project including a timeline and summary of the various phases of construction.

Her Power Point presentation is available here.

October 31, 2016 Update
The City has received the following information from TXDOT:

  1. The official start date for the project is November 1, 2016.  On or shortly after November 1st, TXDOT's contractor, Aaron Concrete, will begin putting out signage and barricades on the side of the road to protect the workers who will be doing some utility relocation in the right-of-way near Redbud Trail.  This utility work is part of the TXDOT project scope.  The utility relocation work will last about six months.
  2. Over the next week or two, the lanes between Redbud Trail and Westlake Drive will be restriped.  They are currently about twelve feet wide.  They will be narrowed to about 10 feet to give the contractor more room to do the utility relocation work in the right-of-way.  There will still be four lanes (two in each direction), but they will be smaller/narrower.
  3. While the striping  is occurring, there will be temporary lane closures.  Those closures will take place between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.  One lane in each direction will be maintained during the striping.