COMPILED BY CARSON GANONG
Ocials give approval for design work on ‘innovative intersection’
East Pecan Street/Weiss Lane intersection improvements
Kimley-Horn’s trac analysis on the intersection determined that even after improvements, a tradi- tional intersection would experi- ence signicant trac congestion by 2042. The additional $92,307 contract will allow Kimley-Horn to look into whether an innovative intersection could better accommodate the anticipated trac volumes. Though public opinion on the innovative intersection at Pecan and FM 685 has been mixed, Council Member Jim McDonald said he thinks the design has ultimately made the intersection more safe. The services covered in the agreement also cover right-of-way
The intersection of East Pecan Street and Weiss Lane may even- tually be an “innovative intersec- tion,” the same kind as the recently completed intersection at Pecan and FM 685. At a May 10 meeting, Pugerville City Council approved a $92,307 agreement with design rm Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. for additional design work related to the intersection. Kimley-Horn is already in the process of conducting engineering design work for improvements to East Pecan from Sun Light Near Way to Weiss Lane. The project will include widening East Pecan to six lanes as well as improvements to the intersection with Weiss.
WELLS BRANCH PKWY.
FM 685 corridor study in Pugerville Residents had an opportunity to learn about the ongoing FM 685 corridor study and provide feedback on desired improvements at a May 25 open house held at the Pugerville Public Library. Pugerville City Council approved a $1.03 million contract with Kim- ley-Horn and Associates Inc. for the study in March. Kimley-Horn will conduct a compre- hensive analysis of FM 685 from SH 130 to Wells Branch Parkway using an array of methods including topo- graphic surveying, subsurface utility engineering and trac analysis. At the conclusion of the study, Kimley-Horn will present a series of proposed improvements to FM 685 based on its ndings. According to a city presentation, Kimley-Horn expects to report its ndings and present recommendations in January. According to city materials, Kim- ley-Horn’s work will help the city ob- tain National Environmental Policy Act clearance for the project, prepare for right-of-way acquisition and support applications for grant funding to cover construction costs. Timeline: TBD Cost: TBD Funding source: city of Pugerville ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MAY 27. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT PFHNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.
acquisition so that if the city nds the results of the analysis desirable, Kimley-Horn can assist in acquiring the necessary right of way before the land is developed. Timeline: TBD Cost: TBD Funding source: city of Pugerville
Williamson County holds ribbon cutting for $13M CR 101 improvement project Ocials from Wil- liamson County and and Chandler.
Precinct 4 County Commissioner Russ Boles said the improvements will bring many new benets for motorists and allow CR 101, which he considers a crucial roadway in Williamson County, to act as a major arterial road. Timeline: June 2020- May 2022 Cost: $13 million Funding sources: city of Taylor, Williamson County
Funding for the project came from a combination of 2019 road bond funds and the city of Taylor. The section of CR 101 that received improve- ments lies along the eastern edge of Hutto’s extraterritorial jurisdic- tion and just north of the city’s 1,400-acre “meg- asite,” a large land parcel earmarked for commer- cial development.
the city of Taylor held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 4 to celebrate the completion of a $13 mil- lion road improvement project on CR 101. The project recon- structed approximately 3.2 miles of CR 101 between north of Chan- dler Road and US 79. It also added left-turn lanes at the intersections of CR 101 with CR 394/CR 368
FATHER’S DAY REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY, JUNE 19 | ALL DAY STARTS AT 8 A.M. Complimentary refreshments.
Join us this June. COOK-WALDEN CAPITAL PARKS FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY
For details, visit our office or call 512-251-4118.
1450 N IH-35 | Pflugerville | CookWaldenCapitalParks.com
PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION • JUNE 2022
Powered by FlippingBook