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.


Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine wait after receiving their shot at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
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Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Tavel Bristol-Joseph has started a scholarship fund that will provide $6,000 to two Austin Community College Culinary Arts students and give them opportunity to be mentored by Bristol-Joseph and to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)
Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.

Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.

Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.

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Lutie's Garden Restaurant now open at Commodore Perry Estate

The restuarant features "Texas heritage fare" by an award-winning husband-and-wife pair of chefs.

A resident at EdenHill Communities receives their second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amid the struggle to get vaccinated, these Austin moms have helped over 3,900 people get appointments

The women volunteer their time searching for hard-to-find time slots that often become available in the middle of the night.

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Austin Public Library to begin resuming in-person services May 10

Austin Public Library will begin reopening branches to the public in May after operating with only digital and curbside pickup services since June 2020.