Pfennig Lane reconstruction nears completion, and 4 other Pflugerville transportation projects to know

The Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction project is expected to complete this winter. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction project is expected to complete this winter. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction project is expected to complete this winter. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction


The project will reconstruct and widen Pfennig Lane to a three-lane road with curbs and gutters from Rocky Creek Drive to Justice Center Drive. The new configuration includes one lane in each direction and a two-way left-turn center lane. Pfennig has been reduced to one lane of westbound traffic during the first phase of the project, with eastbound traffic detouring through East Pflugerville Parkway and FM 685.


Status: Phase 1 is 90% complete; roadway opening for east and westbound traffic expected early November


Timeline: anticipated completion winter 2019


Cost: $1.62 million


Funding source: 2014 city of Pflugerville transportation bond


SH 130 widening


Crews are widening existing main lanes and bridges of SH 130 to add a third lane in both northbound and southbound directions between SH 45 North and Hwy. 290 East.


Status: the contractor is currently working on temporary striping for Phase 2, while Phase 1 opened northbound and southbound lanes in late October


Timeline: October 2018-late 2020


Cost: $36.7 million


Funding source: Central Texas Turnpike System


UPCOMING PROJECTS


Kelly Lane Phase 2 improvements


The project will widen Kelly Lane to a four-lane road running from West Falcon Pointe Boulevard to Moonlynch Avenue. Project improvements include curb and gutter installation, sidewalks, storm sewers, streetlights and operational traffic signals.


Status: engineering design contracts for Phases 2 and 3 awarded Aug. 27


Timeline: construction anticipated to begin late 2020


Cost: $7.81 million


Funding source: 2018 city of Pflugerville transportation bond


Old Austin-Hutto Road improvements


The project will widen Old Austin-Hutto Road into a three-lane highway and will include pavement improvements. The updated configuration will feature one lane in each direction and a roundabout in addition to a two-way left-turn center lane.


Status: consultant is finalizing designs


Timeline: construction expected to begin early 2020


Cost: $3.7 million


Funding sources: 2014 city of Pflugerville transportation bonds (design), 2018 city of Pflugerville bonds (construction)


Colorado Sand Drive improvements


The project includes design and construction of Colorado Sand Drive between Copper Mine Drive and the existing Colorado Sand Drive, located northwest of Lone Star Ranch Boulevard. Colorado Sand Drive will feature two lanes with parking and a median and will be coordinated with the proposed Northpointe development. This project is one of the approved November 2018 bond projects.

Status: design contract awarded to Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. on Oct. 8


Timeline: TBD


Cost: $3.9 million


Funding source: 2018 city of Pflugerville transportation bond
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By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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