Colony Loop Drive
The City of Austin is conducting preliminary and design-phase work to connect two existing Colony Loop Drive sections as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond Program. Ultimately, improvements would create a continuous connection between Loyola Lane and Decker Lane through the Colony Park project site and existing adjacent neighborhoods. The project will also provide critical connectivity for residents and visitors of the Colony Park Neighborhood to access Overton Elementary, Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, and Colony Park District Park.
This project is a partnership with the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Colony Loop Drive
In November 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the City of Austin a $3 million Community Challenge Grant to support the development of a Master Plan for 208 acres of publicly owned land in the Colony Park neighborhood. The Master Plan envisioned a sustainable and livable mixed-use, mixed-income community.
The connection of Colony Loop Drive through the City-owned property and improvements to the existing portions of the roadway are essential to the Colony Park Master Plan development. A combination of City Operating Budget and 2016 Mobility Bond funds will permit the necessary engineering and design work for the construction of the new portion of Colony Loop Drive as well as improvements along its existing east and west portions. Substantial preliminary engineering and design work has already been completed for the un-built connection during the master planning process.
In addition to the new section of Colony Loop Drive, Complete Streets improvements are proposed for the existing eastern and western sections of Colony Loop Drive to provide critical connectivity for the existing neighborhoods as well as to address substandard pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the existing neighborhoods next to the Colony Park site. The proposed Complete Streets improvements would include analysis, design, and engineering to link and support the new Colony Loop Drive connection.
Anticipated Project Timeline
The Corridor Mobility Team is currently updating design of the Colony Loop Drive connection, which is funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond. There is not an estimated timeline for completion of design and construction at this time.
For more information about Colony Loop Drive, visit the Project Explorer.
If you have a specific inquiry about Colony Loop Drive, contact Mandy McClendon at Corridors@AustinTexas.gov or (512) 974-7899.