The City of Hutto held the first of six public information meetings regarding the bond-funded Live Oak Street reconstruction project.

The project, paid for by a voter-approved bond, is the first of many planned street and drainage improvement projects planned throughout Hutto. In November 2018, more than 70% of nearly 7,000 voters approved Proposition A, allocating $70 million dollars for construction, improvement, upgrades and development of several roads and intersections in Hutto, aligning with the City’s Infrastructure and Growth focus area.

“Live Oak Street is part of the heart of Hutto,” Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said. “These meetings are important to ensure residents not only in the old town area, but also across our community are kept informed of the project and to make sure we’re listening to their feedback about the process.”

The reconstruction, which will dramatically change the look of the street but stay within the current public easement, will include a 12’ driving lane in each direction, curbside parallel parking and continuous sidewalks along the length of Live Oak.

This project is also the first major road reconstruction project performed entirely by City staff with City-owned equipment.

“Having the equipment on hand to perform our own infrastructure placement and maintenance has already saved us $7 million.” Hutto City Manager Odis Jones said. “That cost savings means we can stretch the $3 million budget for this project further to give the residents a better road.”

The City of Hutto will hold additional meetings at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 and encourages the public to attend.  For more information, please contact City of Hutto Public Information Officer Emily Parks at 512-759-4034.