Construction for Pecan Street widening project in Pflugerville to resume Sept. 9

Construction to continue the widening of Pecan Street at SH 130 will begin Sept. 9. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Construction to continue the widening of Pecan Street at SH 130 will begin Sept. 9. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Construction to continue the widening of Pecan Street at SH 130 will begin Sept. 9. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Road construction to continue widening East Pecan Street just west of SH 130 in Pflugerville will begin Sept. 9.

Called Project Charm, the original Phase 2 has been split into two phases to allow two points of entry to myriad businesses located at the commerce center on the southwest corner of SH 130 during construction

The rotating points of entry will be between Biltmore Avenue, Impact Way and Sunlight Near Way, according to a release from the city of Pflugerville.

During all phases of construction, Pecan will have at least one lane of traffic in each direction in the construction area, according to the release.

For Phase 2, which begins Sept. 9, Impact Way will close fully, and Sunlight Near Way will be open to right-in/right-out traffic only.


Any traffic turning left onto or from Pecan must detour to Biltmore, and an additional left-turn lane will also be added on Biltmore permanently in the existing median to help reduce delays.

As part of Phase 2, Step 2, the northbound lanes of Sunlight Near Way will close during this phase, with Impact Way reopening for right-in/right-out traffic only. Any left-turning traffic must continue to detour to Biltmore, according to the city.

Phase 3 includes work on the westbound lanes of Pecan and will be concurrent with Phase 2, and Phase 4 involves work on the new medians.

During Phase 4, Pecan will be open with two lanes in each direction, and both Sunlight Near Way and Impact Way will be right in/right out only. City information states the new hooded left-turn lane into Sun Light Near Way will not open until construction is complete.

Work on these phases is anticipated to conclude in early November, but timing is dependent on weather and other factors, and the city will provide updates as each phase progresses.
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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