Pflugerville: Engineering Begins on $5M Melber Lane Realignment Project
Featured Illustration (above): Engineering is beginning on a planned realignment of Melber Lane in East Pflugerville. Image: City of Pflugerville
By Edmond Ortiz
Pflugerville (Travis County)–A Dallas-based engineering firm will begin designs for an estimated $5 million realignment and expansion of a two-lane roadway on the eastern side of town.
Pflugerville City Council voted April 14 to approve a $621,849 professional services agreement with CP&Y for the Melber Lane project.
The company’s Austin office will study the alignment of Melber from Cameron Road near the city’s 1849 Park to its existing intersection at Cele Road.
CP&Y will also handle preliminary engineering of what will become a four-lane divided section of Melber Lane from Cameron Road to Pleasanton Parkway, and the realignment of Cameron at its proposed intersection with Melber Lane.
This image shows the length of work to be done on the Melber Lane project. Image: City of Pflugerville.
Additionally, the engineers will develop plans, specifications and estimates for the overall project. Their scope of work includes concept designs for three alternate geometric configurations for the realigned Melber Lane.
CP&Y is also tasked with providing environmental studies, public involvement, surveying and mapping, and traffic studies.
According to city staff, the engineering/design phase will take six months, while environmental analysis will take another four to six months to complete.
The engineers will coordinate with the city and Texas Department of Transportation in all aspects of the construction bid package. The city engineer estimates the realignment and expansion will take 15 months to complete.
VBX members may track this project using ID number: 2020-3034.
Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.