A project to realign what many residents refer to as a dangerous S-curve along Hodde Lane in eastern Pflugerville is still in the design stage as of late June, according to Travis County Public Information Officer Hector Nieto.

However, local officials involved with the road realignment are working to speed up the project that they say has taken too long to complete.

The project is intended to realign Hodde Lane and extends from the roadway’s intersections with Cele Road on the south end and Speidel Drive on the north end.

County information shows the project’s budget, underwritten by 2011 local funds, to be $6.2 million. However, in mid-June Nieto said he expects that pricetag to change based on delays and any future costs that may be incurred.

In addition to Travis County, Pflugerville ISD is the other entity working to advance the project that began the design phase back in 2015.

During a May 12 board of trustees meeting, Pflugerville ISD officials approved a formal resolution to call on Travis County to expedite forward movement on the project that will transform “the dangerous S-Curve into a Safe Roadway.”

“It is a major safety issue,” said PfISD Trustee Jean Mayer. “We really do need to put pressure to ensure that we complete that part of it and remedy that [safety issue].”

Nieto said June 20 that county staff received the resolution from PfISD, and said all parties involved are working to complete the project as soon as possible.

Representatives from both entities have confirmed they are working with at least one property owner along the project’s parameters to establish acceptable right of way acquisition terms before construction can begin.

“Because negotiations are still occurring, we cannot comment on any properties of interest,” Nieto said in a June 10 email.

As of late June, no timeline for construction on the project has been set.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: est. $6.2 million

Funding source: Travis County