1. City nears construction on Kelly Lane expansion

With design work nearing completion on the third phase of Pflugerville’s Kelly Lane expansion project, the city is taking additional steps toward starting construction.

At a Jan. 10 meeting, Pflugerville City Council approved a $126,500 agreement with real estate firm CBRE Inc. for the land appraisal of 27 parcels that lie within the project area.

The appraisal work is necessary for Pflugerville to move forward with right-of-way acquisition on the project, city documents state.

The Kelly Lane Phase 3 project will affect a 1.3-mile stretch of Kelly Lane from Moorlynch Avenue to Weiss Lane. It will widen that section of the road to four lanes and realign it at the intersection with Weiss Lane and Cele Road.

Phase 2 of the Kelly Lane expansion, which will affect the area between Falcon Pointe Boulevard and Moorlynch Avenue, is on hold pending utility relocation. Officials said construction should begin before the end of the year.

CBRE’s land assessment is expected to wrap up in March, and construction on the project itself is slated to begin in late 2023.
  • Timeline: late 2023-TBD
  • Cost: TBD
  • Funding source: city of Pflugerville
2. FM 1660 intersection improvements to alleviate congestion

Intersection improvement projects along FM 1660 will include a new right-turn lane, traffic signal upgrades, utility relocations and pedestrian improvements.

At a Jan. 5 meeting, Hutto City Council approved a $637,042 construction contract for the improvements at North FM 1660 and Hwy. 79 that should be complete by the fall.

Council also approved an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for improvements at South FM 1660 and Hwy. 79, for which the city pledged to contribute $2.83 million. Construction will include right and left turns, sidewalks and a new traffic signal, and it is expected to be complete in 2025.
  • Timeline: Spring 2023-summer 2025
  • Cost: TBD
  • Funding sources: city of Hutto, TxDOT
3. Pflugerville Road condition analysis

Pflugerville City Council approved a $98,240 contract with H2O Partners Inc. on Dec. 5 for a citywide roadway condition analysis.

The analysis will conclude with a comprehensive report of the severity and extent of pavement damage in Pflugerville’s roads.

The city’s last roadway condition analysis was conducted in 2019.
  • Timeline: January-March
  • Cost: $98,240
  • Funding source: city of Pflugerville
4. Hutto High School traffic pattern

Due to renovations underway at Hutto High School, traffic patterns for entering and exiting the campus changed effective Jan. 12.

Entrance to the campus via Chris Kelley Boulevard is limited; students and parents should enter and exit the campus via Front Street near Hutto Memorial Stadium.

Access to visitor parking is available via Carl Stern Drive, and the main exit onto Chris Kelley Boulevard remains open.
  • Timeline: January 2023-summer 2024
  • Cost: N/A
  • Funding source: N/A