Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Projects
Capital Improvement Plan
The City of Hutto Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning document that identifies current and anticipated future infrastructure to plan for responsible growth within the City. Capital projects are intended to address infrastructure needs and generally contain four elements - Water and Wastewater, Transportation and Drainage, Parks and Recreation, and Municipal Facilities. The City Council annually adopts a Capital Improvements Plan as part of the annual budget process.
In 2018, the City of Hutto also laid out a Mobility Master Plan, in alignment with their Capital Improvement Plan, to ensure that as the City grows, the quality of life for residents continues to remain top priority. Below is more information about the projects approved for funding in Fiscal Year 2021. These projects will affect the quality of life for residents by improving traffic and public safety as well as improving drainage and reducing water rates.
Funding from 2018 Proposition A - Road and Drainage Bonds
- FM 1660 at U.S. 79 N
- FM 1660 and Limmer Loop
- Old Town Renovation Live Oak Street
- FM 1660 at U.S. 79 S
- Legends of Hutto Drains
- America’s Water Infrastructure Act Risk & Resiliency Assessment
- Ultimate Water Supply Study
FM 1660 at U.S. 79 N
This project will reduce delays and improve safety at the intersection by adding a dedicated right turn lane on FM 1660 southbound. The improvements will also increase the railroad preemption to safely clear motorists off the crossing intersection prior to trains approaching. City Council amended the original scope to remove a right turn lane along U.S. 79.
- Construction will begin in 2022
- Fiscal Year 2021 Cost: $500,000 to complete design, row acquisition, and utility relocation
- Total Cost: Originally $1.4 Million but will be updated based on change of scope for removal of right turn lane along U.S. 79
FM 1660 & Limmer Loop
The highest priority in the City, this project will reduce delays and improve the safety of the intersection by adding an additional through lane along FM 1660 in each direction, as well as dedicated left and right turn lanes.
Left and right turns lanes will also be added in both directions on Limmer Loop, and sidewalk construction will improve safe pedestrian access to the area, including nearby Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Hutto Elementary and Hutto Middle School.
- Right-of-way acquisition will start in 2021
- Construction will begin in fall of 2022 (dependent on City Council funding in Fiscal Year 2022)
- Fiscal Year 2021 Cost: $2 Million to fund design completion, row acquisition, and utility relocation
- Total Cost: $6.2 Million
Old Town Renovation Live Oak Street
For the first phase of the Old Town street improvement project, Live Oak St from W Street to FM 1660 will be overlaid with new pavement to patch cuts in the road from utility work. The City is working with Atmos Energy to relocate existing gas mains as part of this project. When funding allocation and a project schedule are finalized, Atmos will begin gas line relocations. The remainder of the project has been put on hold.
- These updates will improve the infrastructure and functionality of the City's Historic District
- Fiscal Year 2021 Cost: $150,000 to mill and overlay the road from FM 1660 to W Street
- Timeline: Will begin in late spring 2021
FM 1660 at U.S. 79 S
This project will reduce delays and improve the safety of the intersection by adding an additional right turn lane on U.S. 79 eastbound and an additional left turn lane on FM 1660 northbound.
A new median will prevent drivers from circumnavigating the railroad gates, and sidewalks will improve pedestrian connectivity. The intersection redesign will also reduce the potential for low-ground clearance vehicles getting stuck on the crossing; bringing the intersection up to modern design standards.
- Union Pacific Railroad will design and construct all improvements within the railroad right-of-way
- Construction scheduled to begin fall 2022
- Fiscal Year 2021 Cost: $200,000 for continued design and coordination with TxDOT and Union Pacific Railroad
- Total Cost: Originally $2.9 Million but will be updated based on review of scope and coordination with TxDOT and Union Pacific Railroad
- Federal Funds Received: $1.45 Million, non-expiring grant
Legends of Hutto Drains
The City of Hutto is proposing to take ownership of approximately 40 acres of drainage lots, including drainage ditches and detention ponds.
Upon taking ownership of the ditches, the City will regrade and stabilize selected ditches to return them to serviceable condition, positively impacting adjacent property owners who have been affected by erosion from heavy rain and inadequate maintenance.
- Fiscal Year 2021 Cost: $500,000
- Total Cost: $500,000
- Timeline: Will begin spring 2021
America's Water Infrastructure Act Risk & Resiliency Assessment
On October 23, 2018, America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law. AWIA Section 2013 requires community (drinking) water systems serving more than 3,300 people to develop or update risk assessments and emergency response plans (ERPs). The law specifies the components that risk assessments and ERPs must address, and establishes deadlines by which water systems must certify completion of the risk assessment and ERP to the EPA. Based on the City of Hutto's population the deadline to complete the assessment and submit the report to EPA is this year and this project needs to be completed for the City to remain in compliance with the federal requirements.
- Total Cost: $120,000
- Timeline: Start early 2021
Ultimate Water Supply Study
This study is needed to evaluate the available water sources to supply the projected and ultimate build out of the City of Hutto's water system. The study looks at long term growth and will develop a plan for the City to implement in the coming years and beyond. While this study will inform portions of the current efforts to increase water supply capacity such as evaluating water well options for the Heart of Texas water system the main goal of this study is looking 5+ years out to evaluate the best options for the City to continue to grow its water supply and ultimately provide water service to the City's entire water service area and potentially provide wholesale water to others.
- Total Cost: $120,000
- Timeline: Start early 2021
Past CIP Projects
- CR 108 Waterline
- FM 1660 North Hike and Bike Trail
- FM 1660 South Sidewalk
- FM 685 CIP Project
- Hutto Family YMCA
- Hutto Lake Park
- Limmer Loop Rehabilitation
- Parkland Acquisition
- Pavement Management Study