Pecan Street-FM 685 intersection improvements to enter new construction phase, traffic patterns

Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23. (Image courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23. (Image courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23. (Image courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23.

With that phase will come new shifts in traffic patterns, according to information from the city of Pflugerville.

Among the changes at that intersection, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Pecan, and access to the H-E-B shopping center will be limited to the FM 685 and Old Austin-Hutto Road entrances only.

Motorists will also be able to make left turns from westbound Pecan onto Dessau Road.

The Pecan at FM 685 project is being completed through a partnership from the city of Pflugerville, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp.


The total cost of the intersection improvement is $4.3 million, with $2.3 million coming from a U.S. Department of Commerce grant. City information states the remainder of the funding is coming from TxDOT, PCDC, and the city of Pflugerville via certificates of obligation bonds and its general fund.

City information does not specify when the new traffic patterns and construction phase will conclude, but the entire project is estimated for completion in December, depending on weather.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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