Road Improvements to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge Entrance

Project Description

The project is located on Ranch to Market Road 1431 at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge entrance 9.3 miles west of Jonestown, Texas in Travis County. The project is approximately 0.4 miles in length and consists of roadway improvements:

  • Construction of a 12 foot left-hand turn lane for eastbound motorists to enter the refuge.
  • Construction of a 10 foot right-hand turn lane for westbound motorists to enter the refuge.
  • Widening of the existing roadway to accommodate the turn lanes. (The cross-section would vary in width from 28 feet at its narrowest to 50 feet at its widest.)
  • Installation of striping and signage per Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices standards.
  • Construction of 3 foot shoulders and roadside ditches.

Key Project Dates

Advertise Date: Fall 2017
Construction Date: November 2017 – December 21, 2017

Project Photos

Current road conditions 1

Current road conditions.


Current road conditions 2

Current road conditions.

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Project Details
Project # TX FLAP RM 1431(1)
Project Name Balcones Canyonlands NWR Entrance
Location Travis County
FLMA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: Jeff Jerome
Phone: 720-963-3359
Email: Jeffrey.Jerome@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500