FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPflugerville City Council celebrates the recent Texas Transportation Commission action for the expansion of SH 13
On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a contract for the expansion of SH 130. At the March 27 Pflugerville City Council meeting, the Council approved a Resolution (No. 1624-18-03-27 -0506) urging the Texas Transportation Commission to act to reinstate the project and to express support of regional transportation improvements to enhance safety and alleviate congestion along SH 130 as the region continues to grow.
Funding for the project to add a lane in each direction along SH 130 from SH 45 to US 290 (Manor Expressway) had previously been put on hold until Thursday’s Texas Transportation Commission’s reinstatement of the project. According to the Texas Transportation Commission agenda, the project was granted to OHL USA, Inc. for the $36.7 million project.
Representative Celia Israel District 50 said, "I was glad to see TxDOT do the right thing and move forward with the expansion of SH 130. We never would have imagined SH 130 would become the parking lot that it can be today. This much needed expansion will not only help Pflugerville, but also other high-growth areas like Round Rock and Georgetown."
Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales expressed appreciation and excitement about the project. “The Pflugerville City Council is excited to hear of the continued progression on the SH 130 widening project which will help with traffic mitigation and assist with traffic flows in Pflugerville,” Gonzales said. “The city has been actively involved in ensuring that transportation corridors and connectivity routes are maximized. We are thankful to the entire Texas Transportation Commission, for the support of Representative Celia Israel, and regional partners who worked together for these future toll lane expansions on SH 130 which will help our entire region.”
The Pflugerville City Council has added a Resolution expressing appreciation to the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and regional partners to the May 8 City Council Meeting in recognition of the Texas Transportation Commission’s action.
City of Pflugerville, Texas