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Nine road corridors targeted for Mobility Bond improvements

February 07, 2018 - 2:03 pm
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The City of Austin is considering nine corridors for much-needed transportation and mobility improvements as part of the city's 2016 Mobility Bond.

The bond designated $482 million for corridor improvements along the nine roadways, which include:

  • North Lamar Boulevard from US Hwy. 183 to Howard Lane
  • Burnet Road from Koenig Lane to MoPac Expressway
  • Airport Boulevard from North Lamar Boulevard to US Hwy. 183
  • East MLK Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 from US Hwy. 183 to Decker Lane
  • South Lamar Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Ben White Boulevard/US Hwy. 290 West
  • East Riverside Drive from I-35 to SH 71
  • Guadalupe Street from MLK Jr. Boulevard to West 29th Street
  • William Cannon Drive from Southwest Parkway to McKinney Falls Parkway
  • Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Vertex Boulevard 

The plan, which City Council will consider for approval next month, calls for 30 miles of pavement rehabilitation, 120 traffic signal upgrades, 30 intersection improvements, better connections to transit, 75 miles of ADA-compliant sidewalks or shared-use paths, 40 miles of bicycle lanes, and as many as 40 new mid-block signals for pedestrian crossings.

"In 2016, the City of Austin made a contract with voters to fund the highest-priority mobility needs, supported by our community's values like preserving local business and making corridors livable, walkable, safe and transit-supportive," said Corridor Program Office Director Mike Trimble. "The Proposed Corridor Construction Program is a major step in implementing the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan and a vision for a better Austin."

For more information, including a complete list of mobility, safety, and connectivity improvement recommendations for all nine corridors, visit the City's website at www.AustinTexas.gov/CorridorMobility

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