North Pleasant Valley Road construction project in East Austin begins June 21

A 10-week construction project on North Pleasant Valley Road begins June 21. (Courtesy Fotolia)
A 10-week construction project on North Pleasant Valley Road begins June 21. (Courtesy Fotolia)

A 10-week construction project on North Pleasant Valley Road begins June 21. (Courtesy Fotolia)

A street rehabilitation project on North Pleasant Valley Road in East Austin will begin June 21, causing some lane closures.

The road itself will stay open throughout the project, but traffic may be rerouted in some instances. The purpose of the project is to resurface the road with new asphalt.

The first phase will be from Prado Street to Seventh Street, and work will be conducted from 7a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays.

The second and longer phase extends from Seventh to Willow Street, with work taking place between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays. The map below shows the two phases.



The cost of the project is $1.5 million, and construction is slated to take around 10 weeks, as long as there are no weather delays. Throughout the project, cars should not park on the street, and all driveways will be accessible.

The project will be funded by the city's 2018 bond, which totals $160 million and was designated to improve transportation infrastructure. Voters approved the funding in 2018 by passing Proposition G.

The largest percentage of that funding, $66.5 million, will go toward similar road construction projects. It will also fund the replacement of the Red Bud Trail/Emmet Shelton Bridge that goes over Lady Bird Lake.
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.



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