Several road improvement projects to begin or continue in Pflugerville

Overnight work at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685/Dessau Road will continue Dec. 5-8. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Overnight work at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685/Dessau Road will continue Dec. 5-8. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Overnight work at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685/Dessau Road will continue Dec. 5-8. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Major road improvements are about to be underway or are continuing throughout Pflugerville in early December.

The following updates include information provided by the city.

1. Work on Grand Avenue Parkway is expected to begin Dec. 6.

During a Nov. 9 City Council meeting, officials approved a nearly $2.76 million bid from Terra Path Construction to take the project reins.

City documents state Grand Avenue Parkway was reconstructed in 2017 from Viki Lynn Place to Picadilly Drive, but the project resulted in numerous pavement failures and distress areas.


An April 2019 evaluation identified pavement conditions and root causes of the failures, and subsequently, in March, the city contracted with engineering firm Kimley Horn to redesign that portion of Grand Avenue Parkway.

City information states the project will involve two separate phases as part of its traffic control plan, and access to adjacent properties and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Timeline: Dec. 6, 2021-June 2022

Cost: $2.76 million

Funding source: city of Pflugerville

2. Improvements to the intersection at Heatherwilde Boulevard and Pecan Street are scheduled to begin Dec. 6.

The project will turn the existing median of Heatherwilde into a left-turn lane, both north and southbound, according to city information. Lanes closest to the medians will be closed during construction, which is expected to be complete in April.

Cost: $330,085.25

Timeline: Dec. 6, 2021-April 2022

Funding source: city of Pflugerville

3. Crews will continue working overnight at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685/Dessau Road from Dec. 5-8. City information states the work will include rolling lane closures, and staff recommend taking alternate routes to avoid construction.

Cost: $4.3 million

Timeline: March-December

Funding sources: U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and the city of Pflugerville
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.