Co-Op Boulevard construction nearly complete, and 3 other projects to know in Hutto

(Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Hwy. 79 median at Co-Op Boulevard

Several improvement projects are in the works for areas surrounding the Co-Op District, a mixed-use development in Hutto. A raised median on Hwy. 79 is under construction, and a traffic signal is in the works for the entrance to the Co-Op District at Hwy. 79 and Co-Op Boulevard.

Status: median improvements substantially complete; traffic signal is ready to be installed, pending paving work on Co-Op Boulevard; with continued construction work along Co-Op Boulevard, the entrance will not be opened at present time

Timeline: June-November

Cost: $647,000

Funding source: MA Partners


Hwy. 79 improvements and Brushy Creek Plant Road

The project will include intersection improvements and traffic signal upgrades, as well as new and extended turn lanes at Harrell Parkway and Brushy Creek Plant Road. The project will also feature a new crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to provide access to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

Status: utility work is underway

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $6.9 million

Funding: Type B

FM 1660 intersection improvements

Three FM 1660 intersections— A) North FM 1660 at Limmer Loop, B) North FM 1660 at Hwy. 79 and C) South FM 1660 at Front Street—were incorporated as part of the city of Hutto’s 2018 transportation bonds. The intersection updates were designed to help improve traffic backups within city limits.

Status: progressing under design, city staff anticipate 60% submittal of construction plans for Limmer Loop and FM 1660 intersection improvements in the coming weeks

Timeline: construction, beginning with FM 1660 at Limmer Loop, anticipated for early 2020 start

Cost: $6 million

Funding source: city of Hutto 2018 transportation bond

Hwy. 79 crossing

The city of Hutto is in the process of creating a way over or under Hwy. 79 to connect the northern and southern sections of the city. Preliminary plans show the connector road will be located between CR 132 and CR 134 near Hwy. 79. The overpass/underpass would connect to CR 132 north of Hwy. 79.

Status: design work continues on CR 132 grade-separated crossing of US 79 and the Union Pacific Rail Road

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $32 million

Funding source: city of Hutto 2018 transportation bond

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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