Burnet Road Corridor



Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to Burnet Road between Koenig Lane and MoPac Expressway.  As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing between $45 million to $55 million from the 2016 Mobility Bond on the improvements, which are included in the Corridor Construction Program, adopted by Austin City Council. 
The projects are expected to reduce vehicular delay, improve effectiveness of transit, as well as create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and continuous bicycle facilities along the entire length of the corridor.
Preliminary engineering is complete and the full design phase of work began in April 2019 when City Council authorized staff to finalize designs and prepare the projects for construction. 
Construction of improvements for the Burnet Road corridor will be phased. The bulk of construction is anticipated to occur between 2021-2024, and the Corridor Program Office (CPO) is evaluating opportunities to get improvements on the ground as soon as possible.

Construction Phasing

Construction of improvements for the Burnet Road corridor will be phased. The bulk of construction is anticipated to occur between 2021-2024, and the Corridor Program Office (CPO) is evaluating opportunities to get improvements on the ground as soon as possible.
In October 2020, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) notified the City of Austin that environmental clearance has been issued for Burnet Road, clearing the way for the Corridor Program Office to proceed with construction of mobility and safety projects that are funded by the voter-approved 2016 Mobility Bond. Click here to read a news release. 
The City, in coordination with TxDOT, hosted a virtual public hearing for Burnet Road between U.S. 183 and the MoPac frontage road in May 2020 to share the results of environmental studies that were conducted to evaluate proposed mobility and safety improvements. The summary report for the public hearing, including responses to comments received, is available for review here. For more information about the virtual public hearing, click here.

Coming Soon!

Braker Lane/Burnet Road Intersection
Environmental clearance has been issued by TxDOT, clearing the way for construction of mobility and safety improvements at the Braker Lane/Burnet Road intersection. 
The first phase of improvements included new sidewalks south of the Burnet Road/Braker Lane intersection to north of Kramer Lane within pre-existing right-of-way on the east side of Burnet Road. Roadway and other mobility improvements are expected to go to construction in 2023. 
Koenig Lane to White Horse Trail
Construction of mobility and safety improvements between Koenig Lane and White Horse Trail is anticipated to begin early 2022. Some improvements may be implemented during a future construction phase. Improvements include: 
  • Upgraded traffic signals with enhanced technology at Koenig Ln. and Romeria Dr.
  • Repurposed pavement width to provide eastbound right turn lane from RM 2222 to Burnet Road (the westbound approach will be implemented during a future phase of construction)
  • Addition of landscaped pedestrian buffer in front of Lamar Middle School 
  • White Rock Dr. intersection improvements
  • Raised median island from Koenig Ln. to White Horse Tr. 
  • Bus stop improvements (in partnership with Capital Metro) 
  • Shared-use paths for bikes and pedestrians in some areas
  • Protected bike lanes in some areas where sidewalk is present 
  • Pavement rehabilitation
  • Placemaking along Allandale Rd. 

Design Phase: Underway

Full design of critical mobility and safety improvements for Burnet Road corridor segments is underway.
Click here to view a preliminary map of the funded improvement plans for Burnet Road between Koenig Lane and MoPac Expressway. This schematic map is not final. As a result of current design phase activities, improvement plans shown may have been refined since the map's last update.
White Horse Trail to US 183
Construction of these projects will begin as early as 2021, starting with the installation of new midblock pedestrian crosswalk signals at Penny Ln./Doris Dr. and Twin Oaks Dr. Work is expected to wrap up on both of these projects before the end of the year.  
Improvements in this segment include: 
  • 10 upgraded traffic signals with enhanced technology       at: 
    • White Horse Trl.
    • Justin Ln.
    • Greenlawn Pkwy.
    • Richcreek Rd.
    • Saint Joseph Blvd.
    • Northcross Dr.
    • Anderson Ln.
    • Steck Ave.
    • Ohlen Rd./Buell Ave.
    • Rockwood Ln.

  • New shared-use paths to create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and bicycle facilities on both sides of the roadway
  • Pavement rehabilitation 
  • Intermittent median islands between Koenig Ln. and Ashdale Dr.
  • New midblock pedestrian crosswalk signals (Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons) at Twin Oaks Dr., Penny Ln./Doris Dr. and South of U.S. 183
  • Bus stop improvements (in partnership with Capital Metro) 
US 183 to Bright Verde Way
Improvements include: 
  • Three upgraded traffic signals with enhanced technology   at: 
    • Waterford Centre Blvd. 
    • Longhorn Blvd. 
    • Rutland Dr. 
  • New shared-use paths to create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and bicycle facilities on both sides of the roadway
  • Pavement rehabilitation 
  • Bus stop improvements (in partnership with Capital Metro)  
Bright Verde Way to MoPac/Loop 1
Improvements include:
  • Five upgraded traffic signals with enhanced technology      at: 
    • Braker Ln. 
    • Kramer Ln. 
    • Esperanza Crossing 
    • Palm Way 
    • Gault Ln. 
  • Intersection improvements with turn lane additions at:
    • Braker Ln. 
    • Esperanza Crossing
    • Palm Way 


  • Upgrades to drainage to a closed storm system to support mobility improvements
  • Raised median islands at the Braker Ln. intersection  
  • Bus stop improvements (in partnership with Capital Metro) 
  • New shared-use paths to create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and bicycle facilities on both sides of the roadway

Preparing for Construction

On April 25, 2019, City Council authorized staff to complete additional design and engineering to prepare the projects for construction.  Activities will include:
  • Developing corridor construction plans and preparing for construction by:
    • Obtaining permits
    • Developing traffic management plans 
    • Coordinating utility relocations 
    • Purchasing right-of-way 
    • Determining construction packaging, phasing and sequencing
  • Designing placemaking areas
  • Completing environmental investigations and documentation 
  • Continuing to explore leveraging/partnership opportunities 
  • Conducting ongoing community engagement with neighborhoods, businesses and property owners to understand their priorities and concerns
The CPO anticipates that the bulk of construction will occur between 2021-24, but is actively pursuing opportunities to begin work on some projects as soon as possible. 

Public Engagement

Corridor improvements are informed by the community’s needs and input. Community engagement played a critical role in developing the Corridor Construction Program and the Burnet/North Lamar Corridor Mobility Plan. Public support for the corridor improvements was expressed through voter-passage of the 2016 Mobility Bond.

Virtual Public Hearing (US 183 to the MoPac Frontage Road) 💻

We held a Virtual Public Hearing for the state-owned section of Burnet Road between U.S. 183 and the MoPac Frontage Road as part of the environmental process. A presentation explaining the proposed improvements and environmental reports was made available to the public from May 20 to June 5, 2020.

Coffee on the Corridor 

The Corridor Program Office hosted two Coffee on the Corridor meetings for Burnet Road at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd.) and one meeting virtually. At each meeting, information on planned improvements was available for the public to view and Burnet Road corridor team members were on hand to answer questions. At the last meeting, the Corridors for Complete Communities team provided the community an update about their work. You may view a recording of the presentation here or download a copy of the slides here.

Stakeholder Briefings 💼

The CPO has been meeting with various stakeholder groups to discuss improvements and obtain feedback. We are happy to schedule additional meetings upon request.

Engaging with Businesses 🏢

The CPO conducted a series of Business Workshops in October 2018 and one for the Burnet Road Corridor in May 2019 to solicit input from corridor businesses regarding ways the City can help minimize disruptions during construction. Businesses who participated expressed a strong desire for good signage and communications during construction. CPO is committed to providing both, and we’ve used their input to inform this Construction Reference Guide. CPO will continue our engagement with Burnet Road businesses throughout construction projects, and in advance of future construction projects along the corridor.

Engaging with Property Owners 🏘️

In fall 2017, the CPO sent letters to all corridor-facing property owners along Burnet Road to share information about improvement plans. Since 2019, as part of final design, we have been conducting meetings with potentially impacted property owners to share the latest information and obtain feedback, which will be used to refine improvement designs. These meetings are ongoing, and will occur to coincide with each construction segment’s project development process.

Public Meetings 🚪

The CPO has hosted public meetings to share information about planned improvements for Burnet Road and receive community feedback throughout the project development process.
alt='a group of people gathered around a Burnet Road schematic looking at the planned improvements coming to Burnet Road during Open House #1'

Stay Connected

Public feedback remains at the heart of our efforts to make this corridor safer and easier to travel. We will continue to engage the public throughout design and construction, share the latest plans with the community by various methods including: public meetings, stakeholder meetings, electronic updates, and more. We welcome your comments and questions, so please feel free to reach out to us:
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Corridor Mobility Plan

The COA finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for Burnet Road/North Lamar Boulevard in December 2013. This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the Burnet Road and North Lamar Boulevard corridors. The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Recommended improvements included in the Burnet Road/North Lamar Boulevard Corridor Mobility Plan informed near-term, funded improvement plans as well as improvement plans included in the ultimate corridor vision for Burnet Road
We are actively pursuing funding through various sources to design and construct the improvements that complete the ultimate corridor vision. Potential funding sources include current and future bond funds, grants, partnerships and private investments.
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