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County hosts Darden Hill improvements community meeting

Feedback welcome online through June 2

Hays County is taking action to move forward with improvements to Darden Hill Road. This project will help create a safer environment for those that drive, walk, and live along that roadway. 

The county is hosting a community meeting on May 17 (see details below) to share information and gather input on planned improvements to Darden Hill Road from RM 1826 to Sawyer Ranch Road. The project includes:

  • Widening the roadway from two to four lanes,
  • Adding a median and shoulders,
  • Creating a path for pedestrians and cyclists, and
  • Intersection improvements at RM 1826.

Commissioner Walt Smith, Pct. 4, said, “This project is a priority for me and my precinct. Cypress Springs Elementary opened in August of 2021 and has more than 550 students – increasing traffic in the area that lacks continuous sidewalks.”

He added, “This project, along with the county’s other improvement plans for Darden Hill, will help keep residents and visitors safe and improve travel times.”

This project is part of a larger effort being planned in phases to improve Darden Hill Rd. and RM 150 from RM 1826 to RM 12.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Cypress Springs Elementary School (Cafeteria)
11091 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, Texas 78619

We encourage the public to participate and share feedback by June 2, 2023. Comments may be submitted through the website, at the in-person meeting, by email at, by mail (PO Box 5459, Austin, TX 78763), or by text/voicemail at 512-400-6107.

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Hays County