Colony Loop Drive
Watch the 12/3/2020 Public Meeting Presentation:
The Austin Economic Development Department and Corridor Mobility Program held a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020 to discuss design updates and next steps to the project.
We have the Virtual Public Meeting Slides available and the meeting questions and comments for your review.
If you have any feedback, please submit your questions or comments by Friday, December 18, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at (512) 974-3394.
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 Sustainable Community project site and existing adjacent neighborhoods. The project will also provide critical connectivity for residents and visitors of the Colony Park/Lakeside Neighborhood to access Volma Overton Elementary, Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, and Colony Park District Park.
This project is a partnership between the Economic Development Department and Corridor Mobility Program Office in support of the Colony Park Sustainable Community vision. In September 2020, over 2,500 residents in the area received a newsletter regarding updates on the project. Read the Colony Loop Drive newsletter.
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. Improvements may be constructed as future funding sources are identified.
Substantial preliminary engineering and design work has already been completed for the upcoming connection during the master planning process. The Preliminary Engineering Report for Colony Loop Drive was completed in April 2019. Click here to view that report.
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, in partnership with the Economic Development Department, is working to design both the existing sections of Colony Loop Drive and the missing connection as one full project. The design of the project has been funded both by the 2016 Mobility Bond and appropriation from the General Fund. The current estimated timeline for completion of design is end of fall 2021. There is currently no funding for 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 the project team at email@example.com or 512-974-7147.