Phase II of South Liberty Parkway will open southern Liberty for further development and provide a much needed East/West route.
The idea of an East/West interconnecting roadway between I-35 and 291 Highway was first discussed in 1965. To date, Phase I of the Parkway, from I-35 to Withers Road, has been built and Phase II, from Withers Road to 291 Highway is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
The $24 million 4-lane, 2.5 mile extension of South Liberty Parkway to 291 Highway will include water lines not only along Phase II roadway but also portions of Phase I and along Withers Road. Sidewalks, a bike path and elevated crossings over two railroad lines and a creek are also included in the scope of the project. Upon completion, more than 1,000 acres of land will be open for development.
Located south of Phase II is also the location of Liberty's new Wastewater Treatment Facility.