The Texas Department of Transportation released additional information this month on the status of ongoing construction along RM 2244, also known as Bee Cave Road, a main thoroughfare of the Westlake and Lake Austin areas.
The update alerted residents and commuters that TxDOT crews are removing and trimming trees on the first 300 feet of Buckeye Trail, in order to prepare for the installation of a new and upgraded waterline. TxDOT crews also will be trimming trees on the first 100 feet of Westhaven Drive and on the first 150 feet of McConnell Drive. Following the tree trimming, roadway work will begin on those same stretches of the three roads, and this will result in a lower elevation for these streets so that they can be in height alignment with the improved Bee Cave Road.
Now that the school year is underway, TxDOT wants to remind drivers that school zone hours are Monday through Friday from 6:50 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. and from 2:40 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Additionally, while heading eastbound on Bee Cave, left turns are not allowed on Buckeye Trail, McConnell Drive, and Westhaven Drive from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Various lane closures of varying time lengths also will take place weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speed limit is 40 mph on Bee Cave Road from Walsh Tarlton to Wood Trail and is 45 mph on Bee Cave Road from Wood Trail to Redbud Trail.
The Bee Cave Road construction project began in November 2016 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.