I-35 at Parmer Lane intersection to open Oct. 9; new fire station set for Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

The design, pictured above, is also being implemented as a part of the I-35 at Williams Drive project. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
The design, pictured above, is also being implemented as a part of the I-35 at Williams Drive project. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The design, pictured above, is also being implemented as a part of the I-35 at Williams Drive project. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

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Northwest Austin

I-35 at Parmer Lane diverging diamond intersection to open Oct. 9

After over two years of construction, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to open the intersection at I-35 and Parmer Lane as a diverging diamond the afternoon of Oct. 9.

Pflugerville-Hutto



Fire Station No. 6 for Emergency Services District No. 2 set to start construction soon near Lake Pflugerville

Located at the corner of Weiss Lane and Wolf Pack Drive, the $7.2 million station will be 13,122 square feet and have three double drive-thru bays.

Georgetown

New bank now open on the Georgetown Square

Guaranty Bank and Trust opened its doors on the Georgetown Square in August.

Round Rock

Happy State Bank now open in Round Rock

Happy State Bank offers personal and business banking as well as wealth management services and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Braunfels

Las Michelada’s Haus now open; Big Bib BBQ coming soon and more New Braunfels business news

Cupcake Haus, a bakery that offers a variety of sweet treats for delivery, began operations in New Braunfels in September.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Covert car dealership west of Bee Cave advances to building construction

For much of 2021, site preparation has been underway for a Covert car dealership on Hwy. 71 west of Bee Cave at the intersection of what are now two new roadway names to the area–Duke Covert Drive and Sweetwater Village Drive. Now, passing motorists can see that building construction has begun.

Benton Graham, Brian Rash, Brittany Andes, Brooke Sjoberg, Lauren Canterberry and Greg Perliski contributed to this report.






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