Co-Op Boulevard construction expected to conclude by end of year, and 2 other Hutto road projects to know

Hutto city officials confirmed work on Co-Op Boulevard should be complete by the end of December. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto city officials confirmed work on Co-Op Boulevard should be complete by the end of December. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto city officials confirmed work on Co-Op Boulevard should be complete by the end of December. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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RECENT UPDATES

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-December


UPCOMING PROJECTS

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 bond. 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 Corp. railroad

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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