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The project is a major overhaul of FM 685 in Hutto between SH 130 and Hwy. 79. The road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes. Medians and turn lanes will be added, and two new bridges 12 feet higher than the current bridges will be built. The work is intended to improve traffic flow and safety. Crews are working on relocating drainage systems to allow for the road and bridge expansions as of August.

The project is a major overhaul of FM 685 in Hutto between SH 130 and Hwy. 79. The road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes. Medians and turn lanes will be added, and two new bridges 12 feet higher than the current bridges will be built. The work is intended to improve traffic flow and safety. Crews are working on relocating drainage systems to allow for the road and bridge expansions as of August.

1. FM 3406/Old Settlers BoulevardRoad closure


This project will enhance the intersections of FM 3406 at Sam Bass Road, Oak Hollow and Bent Tree drives with left-turn lanes in an attempt to improve safety and traffic flow. FM 3406 will also receive a right-turn lane at the Plantation Drive and Sam Bass intersections. Five-foot shoulders will also be added throughout the project. A pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks and a sidewalk will also be constructed on the north side of FM 3406.
Timeline: August-summer 2016
Cost: $4.7 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation, city of Round Rock

2. Downtown improvements


This project will widen Mays Street from the railroad bridge south of downtown to the Brushy Creek bridge in downtown Round Rock as well as realign Main Street where it intersects with Mays. The project will also focus on road improvements such as a new center left turn lane on Mays in downtown. After the project’s completion Main will run continuously through Mays. Round Rock Avenue is restricted to two lanes from just east of I-35 to Mays. Mays is restricted to two lanes from around Nash Street to the bridge over Brushy Creek, south of Hwy. 79.
Timeline: March 2015-March 2017
Cost: $13.2 million
Funding sources: city of Round Rock, federal grant funds

3. Pfluger Farm LaneRoadway extension


The city of Pflugerville will extend the road from near its intersection with Pflugerville Parkway to just south of its Town Center Drive intersection next to the 24 Hour Fitness within the Stone Hill Town Center. Excavation began in August with road work expected to start in the coming weeks.
Timeline: August-spring 2016
Cost: $4 million
Funding sources: city of Pflugerville

4. I-35 ramp reversals


This project alters the locations of four entrance and exit ramps on I-35 between Hwy. 79 and Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock to better accommodate the flow of traffic. The switch to northbound on and off ramps as well as the southbound on ramp occurred in August.
Timeline: October 2014-March 2016
Cost: $5.6 million
Funding sources: city of Round Rock, TxDOT

5. FM 685


The project is a major overhaul of FM 685 in Hutto between SH 130 and Hwy. 79. The road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes. Medians and turn lanes will be added, and two new bridges 12 feet higher than the current bridges will be built. The work is intended to improve traffic flow and safety. Crews are working on relocating drainage systems to allow for the road and bridge expansions as of August.
Timeline: October 2014-fall 2016
Cost: $15 million
Funding sources: Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, city of Hutto

6. Pfennig Lane and East Pflugerville Parkway lane closures


The city of Pflugerville will temporarily close lanes on the roads to work on utilities in the area. Though there may be lane closures, the roads themselves will not be worked on. Crews were working on utilities near East Pflugerville Parkway throughout August.
Timeline: August-March
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding sources: city of Pflugerville


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