East Wilco Highway

Location: north/south travel from south SH 130 to north I-35 through Precinct 4

Description: East Wilco Highway is a planned controlled-access roadway connecting south SH 130 to north I-35 made up of the projects previously referred to as Southeast Loop and Corridor E.

Funded by the voter-approved 2019 Road Bond, the Corridor E Planning and ROW Preservation Study and the Southeast Loop Study determined the improvements needed to accommodate current and anticipated traffic levels, provide reliable transportation options, and improve safety for motorists as the county continues to grow.

Construction funding is provided by the voter-approved 2019 (initial Southeast Loop segment) and 2023 Road Bonds.

Status:

SH 130 to CR 137 (Formerly Southeast Loop Seg. 1)
Construction began in summer 2021 and includes a new roadway with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane from CR 138 at Dana Drive to CR 137. The first phase of the East Wilco Highway project from Dana Dr. to CR 137 opened to traffic in fall 2023. The remaining work on CR 138 from Dana Dr. to SH 130 is anticipated to be complete in summer 2024. For more information, view the Southeast Loop webpage.

CR 137 to CR 404 (Formerly Southeast Loop Seg. 2)
Design is underway, and construction, funded through the 2023 Bond, is expected to begin in summer 2024. For more information, view the Southeast Loop webpage.

FM 3349 at US 79 - CR 404 to CR 395 (Formerly Southeast Loop Seg. 3)
Construction began in fall 2022 on the interim project, which is scheduled to be open to traffic in summer 2025. For more information, view the Segment 3 webpage.

US 79 to Chandler Road (Formerly Corridor E2)
The engineer, BGE, Inc., worked on the study and schematic design of the Corridor, which was completed in fall 2022. For more information, view the Corridor E webpage.

Chandler Road to Future SH 29 (Formerly Corridor E3)
The engineer, BGE, Inc., worked on the study and schematic design of the Corridor, which was completed in fall 2022. For more information, view the Corridor E webpage.

Future SH 29 to Ronald Reagan Extension/Corridor D (Formerly Corridor E4)
The engineer, Halff and Associates, worked on the study and schematic design of the Corridor, which was completed in fall 2022. For more information, view the Corridor E webpage.

CR 330 to CR 305 at I-35 (Formerly Corridor E5)
The engineer, American Structure Point, is currently developing a schematic that is planned to be complete by late 2023. For more information, view the Corridor E webpage.

Contact: Email [email protected] or phone 512-943-1195. 

Materials

East wilco highway project map