Second phase of 183A bike and hike path connects Leander, Cedar Park


CEDAR PARK — Walkers, joggers and cyclists can now get from Leander to Cedar Park and points beyond thanks to the opening of the second phase of the 183A Shared Use Path.

The $3.1 million, five mile project extends along the west side of 183A from RM 1431 north to Hero Way and connects with phase one, a 2.3-mile section that opened in 2011 and runs from South Brushy Creek to RM 1431. The 10-foot wide concrete shared-use path was built by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, which runs the 183A toll road.

Last year the Mobility Authority and Williamson County opened a bridge across South Brushy Creek linking the 183A path to the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. Eventually the Mobility Authority hopes to extend the path further north in Leander to the Capital Metro Leander Rail Station and to the South San Gabriel River. The shared-use path is part of the Mobility Authority’s commitment to provide a wide range of mobility solutions to the community.