According to representatives from H-E-B, that new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826. The existing store in the Center of the Hills shopping center at 7010 SH 71, Austin, will close when the new location opens.
TxDOT’s contractor, Colorado River Constructors, is doing pre-construction work in the area, such as taking soil samples and installing fencing. The $674 million construction project, which will create a roadway as wide as 12 lanes along some areas of the project near the Y at Oak Hill where SH 71 and Hwy. 290 intersect and will construct flyovers at the interchange between those two roads, is set to begin construction in June or July, according to TxDOT officials. 512-288-5440. www.heb.com