Work now underway on parklets, street improvements in downtown Round Rock

Work on a downtown beautification and improvement project began in January and is expected to wrap up by the end of June, according to a city news release. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on a downtown beautification and improvement project began in January and is expected to wrap up by the end of June, according to a city news release. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on a downtown beautification and improvement project began in January and is expected to wrap up by the end of June, according to a city news release. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Construction on three of six parklets along East Main Street in downtown Round Rock is now underway. (Rendering courtesy city of Round Rock)
Orange cones and yellow caution tape along portions of East Main Street in Round Rock mark the start of several improvements to downtown streets and sidewalks. Work began in January and is expected to wrap up by the end of June, according to a city news release.

Round Rock City Council in November awarded a $2.39 million construction contract to G. Hyatt Construction Inc. to build six "parklets"—green spaces with trees, landscaping, lighting, tables and chairs—along East Main Street from Mays Street to Sheppard Street.


The project also includes repaving of three downtown streets, the installation of additional lighting features and creating new parking spaces. Road resurfacing is planned for the portion of East Main Street from Mays Street to Sheppard Street. In addition, crews will repave one block north and one block south of Main Street on Lampasas and Sheppard streets, per the release.



The first phase of the project is concentrated on constructing the three parklets located east of Lampasas Street on Main. Building the remaining parklets and laying new asphalt will follow over the coming months.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.