Read about the latest Central Texas development, road work

Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Developer Alex Tynberg said the Northline project has not lost a step since its March 4 groundbreaking. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the pandemic continues in the Austin area, read about the progress of local road construction and development projects.

Northline in Leander stays on schedule with no coronavirus-related delays, developer says

The $715 million Northline project in Leander is “on schedule and making tremendous progress” despite COVID-19 economic effects, according to the project’s developer, Alex Tynberg.

Housing phases approved, retirement community rejected in Lakeway

Two new phases of an approved development will bring more than 50 new residential lots to Lakeway.

The two phases at the Lakeway Highlands development, located south of the intersection of Hornsby Bend and Crosswind Drive, were approved by Lakeway City Council at its April 20 meeting.

Construction on Hutto’s FM 1660 roadway projects delayed due to coronavirus slowdown

Anticipated construction on Hutto's FM 1660 roadway improvements have been delayed due to coronavirus-related slowdowns, said Sam Ray, director of public works and engineering, at Hutto City Council's April 16 meeting.

Pflugerville development pipeline strong despite coronavirus crisis, planning director says

Despite slowdowns across various industry sectors due to the coronavirus, it is still business as usual in the Pflugerville Planning Department.

Demolition underway to clear space for The Depot Townhomes near downtown Round Rock

Demolition is underway to clear a 3.7-acre lot near downtown Round Rock for The Depot Townhomes.

CAMPO commits $633 million to fund I-35, delays decision on specific choices for project deferrals

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has bought itself some time to choose a specific list of projects to defund in order to funnel money toward I-35.

Determining the specific projects that will be deferred in order to prioritize I-35 has been a source of contention among the CAMPO board, a planning organization composed of local government officials from across the Central Texas area.

$3.6M in upgrades to Round Rock roads now underway

Construction is underway on a $3.6 million effort to ease congestion on four Round Rock roads frequently traveled by local drivers.

Taylor Girtman, Iain Oldman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.


Save Austin Now wants to overturn a city policy that allows public camping. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Aiming to reinstate camping ban, group guarantees it has enough signatures to put controversial policy on ballot

If validated, the controversial decision to lift the public camping ban could be up to voters in May.

The Austin-based eatery's menu is inspired by Nashville hot chicken; offerings include chicken bites, jumbo tenders, chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and homemade pies. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant coming to Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

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COVID-19 rates in Travis County starting to improve, but vaccine distribution remains complicated

Austin Public Health and other local distributors still lack enough supply to provide all qualified residents with an initial dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The 87th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 12. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
State bills target Austin’s police cuts, forced closure of businesses during pandemic

Legislative bills are still being drafted, but even in the session's very beginning, a handful of proposals have drawn the attention of local officials.

A new bus platform at Dean Keeton Street and Guadalupe Street allows Capital Metro buses to pick up and drop off passengers without pulling out of traffic. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin transportation news: A new bus stop on the Drag, a barge on Lady Bird Lake and tolls on US 183

The barge is taking soil samples as part of the environmental review process for the forthcoming Blue Line, and the bus stop is part of a six-month pilot program.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Tesla will continue construction of its southeast Travis County manufacturing plant through 2021. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Story to watch in 2021: Tesla’s gigafactory set for completion by year’s end

Tesla is already hiring a number of manufacturing positions for the factory as well as engineers.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

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Austin City Council, Travis County Commissioners Court will hold rare joint session to address 'dire' COVID-19 status

County Judge Andy Brown called the meeting "an opportunity to coordinate responses."