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FM 1626 Construction from RM 967 to FM 2770 (Jack C Hays Trail) now underway!

After some pre-construction activities that were initiated in the winter of 2016, major construction began in summer 2017 on the second segment of the FM 1626 Safety Expansion Project.

Construction on the first segment of the Project from Brodie Lane to RM 967 was completed in July 2015 and construction on the second segment is anticipated to be complete in late 2019. With the completion of this segment of FM 1626, Hays County will complete all nine projects in the Hays County Pass-Through Finance Program in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation that was begun in 2008. The Program represents nearly 70 lane-miles of new or improved roadways and four (4) new or improved interchanges on I-35, improving the safety and mobility of the residents, employees and visitors of Hays County and the region.

FM 1626 Improvements from RM 967 to FM 2770 will be similar to the completed north section and include:

  • Two lanes in each direction
  • Shoulders or curb and gutter
  • Continuous center turn lane through most of the project length
  • Widened bridges over Onion Creek and Mustang Creek
  • 8-foot sidewalk on east side of FM 1626 from Coldwater Hollow Road to RM 967, including in front of Elm Grove Elementary School

HaysCounty_FM1626_8_5x11_v2019624Message from Commissioner Mark Jones

Thank you for visiting the FM 1626 Safety Expansion Project website. We are pleased with the improved mobility and safety for both drivers and pedestrians that was accomplished on the north phase of FM 1626. We are now moving forward with the next phase. My office will continue to provide updates and work with the community. If you are interested in receiving construction updates, please subscribe using the fields in top right corner or through the Contact Us Page.


Commissioner Mark Jones