At Tuesday's Travis County Commissioner Court meeting, the 2017 Citizens Bond Advisory Committee presented a list of about 50 transportation and parks-related projects to take to citizens on the November ballot for a bond election. The total price tag, if approved by the commissioners on Aug. 8, will ring up at $144 million, in addition to the $90 million of projects already with appropriated funds from certificates of obligation.
The majority of the projects address needs of unincorporated areas not within municipal city limits. Here are five projects that are proposed to take place in the coming year in or near the city of Pflugerville:
1. Gilleland Creek Greenway parkland acquisition. This proposed parks project will cost roughly $2 million and is planned for Proposition 2 of the bond proposal.
2. Wells Branch Parkway comprehensive study. The study would cost $500,000 and would not need to be taken to the voters, as it is included in the $90 million already proposed for appropriation.
3. Wells Branch Parkway and Howard Lane median modifications. These modifications are estimated to cost $500,000 and would be included in the $90 million sum that does not need voter approval.
4. Grand Avenue Parkway roadway capacity project. This project is estimated to cost $4.4 million and would be included on Proposition 1 of the 2017 proposed bond. The project would attempt to improve roadway capacity on Grand Avenue Parkway.
5. Jesse Bohls realignment. This realignment would cost the county $3.66 million and would be included in the $90 million of funding that does not need to be approved by voters.
Voters can give feedback on the proposed bond projects at a July 25 Travis County Commissioners Court hearing.