Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC UPDATES
The City of Taylor is proud to welcome Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, who recently announced that they are building their semiconductor facility right here in the City of Taylor. The $17 billion facility will have a very large footprint in our community, and we want to keep everyone informed about what to expect.
On this page, you find update about construction, traffic flow, and other developments as the project progresses over the next several years. Our thanks to the Samsung and Williamson County public information and construction teams for their assistance and cooperation.
You can also find information about the project details on the news page created by Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC.
Learn more about the agreement the City signed with the company here:
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Jan. 26, 2023
Williamson County elected officials, TxDOT and Samsung representatives Dana Harris, fourth from right,
and Chanhoon Park, second from right, attend the groundbreaking ceremony. (Courtesy: Williamson County)
Road Improvements Around Samsung Taylor Plant
As more traffic comes in and out of the Taylor area, road improvements are being made to make the area safer and better suited for an increase in traffic.
This month, Williamson County, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Samsung broke ground on the County Road 404 and Farm to Market 973 improvement project. The project will widen both roads at the intersection and CR 404 will be four lanes and FM 973 will be three lanes.
"This truly is a partnership between TxDOT, Samsung and Williamson County. All of our projects have elements of safety, mobility and decreasing congestion and this one fits right into that same mold," Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT district engineer, said at the groundbreaking event on Jan. 18.
The project also includes plans for installing traffic signals at the intersections of CR 404 and FM 973 and at FM 973 and Samsung Highway, when traffic warrants.
"Every time we break ground, it's us fulfilling our commitment to the citizens of Williamson County for better, safer transportation inside the county," Williamson County Pct. 4 Commissioner Russ Boles said.
The project is funded through the Williamson County voter-approved 2019 Road Bond and Samsung contributed $4.6 million. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.
Grant Applications Now Open
Beginning this year, Samsung Austin Semiconductor will be making annual charitable contributions to the Taylor community averaging at least $300,000 each year. The City of Taylor will receive $150,000 to allocate and Samsung will allocate the remaining amount.
Our 2022 grant application is now open to qualifying tax-exempt organizations that serve the Taylor community. Donations will be focused on organizations that provide services for the civic and community development of Taylor, Texas. If an organization has their home office in another city, they need to expend the funds for the benefit of programs or services occurring in Taylor, Texas.
Click here to download the application.
Have questions? Join us for an informative session on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11:30-1 p.m. at 5th & Vance Event Center at 301 W. 5th St. in Taylor.
August 2022 Update
Crews are currently drilling piers as the first step of foundation work and storm drain culverts are being installed through out the site.
July 2022 Update
Crews are currently drilling piers as the first step of foundation work and storm drain culverts are being installed throughout the site.
May 2022 Update
|Construction at the Taylor site is moving along with site grading almost complete and interior roads and parking lot paving is now underway. |
Crews are currently installing site perimeter security fencing along with the first stage of temporary construction office trailers.
Underground utilities and building foundations are expected to start in June.
The website for the Taylor plant officially went live last week. The website has information on the new location as well as how contractors can work with us if they're interested in providing construction-related services.
April 2022 Update
If you drive by the new Taylor plant site, you might have noticed more activity than in previous months. Bulldozers, cranes and portable buildings are now dotting the landscape. Construction crews are currently working on grading the area. The picture above shows where the fabrication building will be located.
March 30, 2022 Update
- Construction has begun on a construction camp on the Southwest cover of CR 404 and CR 973. The site will be the staging area for construction crews moving forward. The site will not be accessible by the public, and will not be fully operational until site construction begins later this year.
- The City has begun its CIP Water and Wastewater project on the site near CR 973. Please note that the water project on CR 404 is a separate project of the City of Hutto and is not related to the Samsung site.
- Williamson County has begun work on the CR 401 project adjacent to the Samsung site. You can read more about that project on their website here.
February 16, 2022 Update
Samsung secured their site on February 15, 2022. Construction crews have closed segments of County Roads 404 and 401, and all road closures have been approved by the City of Taylor and Williamson County.
Measures to increase safety and mitigate traffic have been implemented around the site, including the following:
- Williamson County has posted “End of County Maintenance” signs ahead of road closures, and Samsung will install road closure signs.
- The construction logistics plan currently includes three main entrances from the existing CR 401, CR 404 and FM 973.
- During the beginning phases of construction, there will be civilians with traffic signs to help with the flow of traffic in and out of the construction site.
- During the day, flagmen will be positioned at each three of the access points.
- During the night, the three access points will be barricaded with attached flashing lights.
- Samsung has begun installing a fence around the construction area.