Pflugerville's Kelly Lane transportation open house to be held virtually

Due to Travis County's stay-home order, the Kelly Lane Open House will be held May 20 at 6 p.m. through WebEx, an online video conferencing platform. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Due to Travis County's stay-home order, the Kelly Lane Open House will be held May 20 at 6 p.m. through WebEx, an online video conferencing platform. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to Travis County's stay-home order, the Kelly Lane Open House will be held May 20 at 6 p.m. through WebEx, an online video conferencing platform. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Pflugerville will host a virtual open house for phases 2 and 3 of its Kelly Lane roadway project May 20. Due to Travis County's stay-home order, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. through WebEx, an online video conferencing platform.

The Kelly transportation project is designed to widen the roadway to a four-lane divided road. The scope of Phase 2 includes the area from East Falcon Pointe Boulevard to Moorlynch Avenue. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2021.

Phase 3 of the Kelly project includes improvements from Moorlynch to Weiss Lane. The third phase is currently unfunded, per city documents, but city officials said they anticipate the installation of a traffic signal at the Jakes Hill and Kelly intersection this summer. Also included in the third phase of work is realignment at Weiss Lane, at the intersection of Hodde Lane and Cele Road.

Public comments based on the virtual open house will be accepted via email for a month after the meeting, staff confirmed May 14. The open house is expected to function similar to Pflugerville City Council's virtual meetings.

The May 20 WebEx meeting can be accessed here, along with the access code 965 049 333. Residents can also dial in via telephone by calling 408-418-9388.


For additional information on the Kelly roadway project and the city's capital improvement program, click here.
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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