Loop project to enhance connectivity

The first segment of a large county-led road project in Hutto is slated to be complete this summer.

The project, named Southeast Loop, will construct a new major arterial road connecting SH 130 to FM 3349 and eventually Hwy. 79.

Williamson County broke ground in July 2021 on Southeast Loop Segment 1, which will construct the portion of the road from SH 130 to CR 137. Segment 1 is expected to be complete in summer 2023.

In September, Williamson County approved a construction contract for Segment 3, which will widen the section of FM 3349 between Hwy. 79 and CR 404, where it will eventually meet Segment 2. Construction on Segment 3 is expected to last until summer 2025.

Design is still underway on Segment 2, which will connect segments 1 and 3. Funding is not yet secured, and there is no planned start date for construction.

Hutto Development Services Director Ashley Bailey said Southeast Loop will help to divert traffic from Hwy. 79 by creating an alternate route for those traveling through the city.

The road is also expected to help with traffic created by upcoming development at the city’s 1,400-acre Megasite just west of FM 3349.
  • Timeline: summer 2021-summer 2025
  • Cost: $11.53 million (Segment 1), TBD (Segment 2), $81.9 million (Segment 3)
  • Funding sources: Williamson County, Texas Department of Transportation
Corridor study to identify priority Pflugerville projects

A comprehensive study of problem areas within Pflugerville’s FM 685 corridor is nearing completion and is expected to provide the city with a list of recommended road projects in January. The study began in March and encompasses the section of Dessau Road and FM 685 stretching from Wells Branch Parkway to FM 685.
  • Timeline: March 2022-January 2023
  • Cost: $1.03 million
  • Funding source: city of Pflugerville
Helios Way extension

A project extending Helios Way approximately 1,000 feet to the west at Biltmore Avenue is expected to wrap up this year. Amy Madison, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., said the extension will allow additional development at the 130 Business Park, including a project from wine and spirits distributor Republic National Distributing Co., which is funding the extension.
  • Timeline: winter 2021-early 2023
  • Cost: TBD
  • Funding source: Republic National Distributing Co.