PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — With 24,000 cars traveling on Heatherwilde Boulevard in Pflugerville every day, the two-lane road can become pretty congested, which is why the city of Pflugerville is expanding it from two lanes to four.
The upgrades were approved by voters in a bond election last year and will run from State Highway 45 on the northern end to Great Basin Avenue to the south. In addition to the extra lanes, the improvements will also include gutters to help with flooding along Wilbarger Creek.
A signal light will also be installed at Kingston Lacy Boulevard to help traffic coming in and out of the Highland Park subdivision, which has around 600 homes, and the nearby elementary school.
Alyana Perez recently moved from Austin to Pflugerville and says the improvements are sorely needed. “It’s going to be a lot smoother. We getting people moving in Austin, into Pflugerville as well. We have to keep up with the times and expansion as well.”
Sidewalks are also being added near Heatherwilde Boulevard, as well as a hike and bike trail. The construction is expected to begin in January and should be completed by mid-2017.
To learn more about the construction project, the city will host an information meeting about the Heatherwilde Boulevard Widening Project on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pflugerville Community Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street.