East Pflugerville Parkway project alignments previewed ahead of November bond election

Pflugerville's portion of the project runs from Colorado Sands Drive to east of Weiss Lane and outlines the creation of a four-lane urban roadway with a raised median and shared-use path. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Pflugerville's portion of the project runs from Colorado Sands Drive to east of Weiss Lane and outlines the creation of a four-lane urban roadway with a raised median and shared-use path. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Pflugerville's portion of the project runs from Colorado Sands Drive to east of Weiss Lane and outlines the creation of a four-lane urban roadway with a raised median and shared-use path. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Three roadway alignments are under consideration for the upcoming East Pflugerville Parkway project, as presented in a Sept. 2 virtual transportation open house.

The city of Pflugerville has coordinated with Travis County on the project, with an anticipated completion of the schematic design scheduled for the fall. The final city design will be included in the city's November bond election and feature the project's chosen alignment, City Engineer Patricia Davis said Sept. 2.

The project includes both city- and county-funded roadway sections, according to city documents.



Pflugerville's portion of the project runs from Colorado Sands Drive to east of Weiss Lane and outlines the creation of a four-lane urban roadway with a raised median and shared-use path.




Within the city's portion of the project, two alignments are proposed from Becker Farm Road to Weiss Lane. One roadway proposal runs along the base of Lake Pflugerville, while the second option features a roundabout design proposed by the upcoming Lakeside Meadows mixed-use development.



The county-led project scope is marked east of Weiss Lane to Cameron Road and includes a four-lane roadway, a raised median, a shared use path and future sidewalk accommodations, per city documents.

Under the county-led sections of the project, three alignment options have been floated on the portion running east of Wilbarger Creek to Cameron Road. Each version proposed will be designed as a four-lane urban roadway, said Project Manager Brian Young of LJA Consulting. The third proposed route, running furthest south through the Carmel development, is the most expensive consideration, Young said.



Several residents who had submitted written comments ahead of the meeting said Lakeside Meadows' roundabout proposal does not match the city's master transportation plan. Davis said Sept. 2 that city staff will coordinate with its consultants and Travis County on the nature of each alignment before making a final selection.

The city of Pflugerville will accept comments regarding the project for two weeks following the virtual open house. Comments can be sent via email to [email protected] or delivered over the phone by calling 512-990-6409.