Heatherwilde widening project underway

The project to widen Heatherwilde Boulevard has entered the construction phase and is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2017.

The project to widen Heatherwilde Boulevard has entered the construction phase and is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2017.

The city’s plan to reconstruct and widen Heatherwilde Boulevard in Pflugerville is now underway. Features of the project include a divided, four lane road, raised medians, an improved drainage system, pedestrian facilities and a traffic signal at Kingston Lacy Boulevard.

Voters approved the $6.7 project in a 2014 transportation bond package.

According to city officials, temporary lanes will be used on the west side of Heatherwilde Boulevard. This will allow for two-way traffic, both north and southbound, for the duration of construction.

In the initial phase of construction, road closures will occur at Great Basin Avenue and Wilke Ridge Lane, and the city will update closure notices on their website at http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/projects. Officials said construction will wrap at some point in 2017.