Davis Lane Substandard Street Project

The City of Austin evaluated Davis Lane as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond (Project ID 11900.006). This preliminary engineering project evaluated road conditions for possible future design and construction opportunities for two segments of Davis Lane, Brodie Lane to West Gate Boulevard and Leo Street to Manchaca Road.

Preliminary Engineering Recommendations

Final Preliminary Engineering Report
This report recommends safety and mobility improvements on Davis Lane from Brodie Lane to West Gate Boulevard and Leo Street to Manchaca Road.
Click on the links below to read the Davis Lane recommendations:

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Project Background

The City of Austin evaluated Davis Lane as a part of the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond. This project evaluated road conditions, missing sidewalks, curbs, and drainage elements to enhance mobility and safety for all road users.
Approved by voters in November 2016, the Mobility Bond dedicates $11 million for preliminary engineering on nine substandard streets, including Davis Lane. Substandard streets are publicly owned roadways within the City of Austin’s jurisdiction that do not meet current City of Austin requirements because they have pavement widths that are less than 24 feet and typically lack some curb and gutter, drainage, bicycle accommodations, and sidewalk infrastructure. Funding to design and construct improvements on the substandard streets has not been identified. 

Project Process

This project included a review of existing conditions, such as traffic counts, crash data, and pinch points, as well as a review of constraints, such as right-of-way and utilities, and coordination with the City’s adopted transportation plans and policies. Community engagement was coordinated throughout the project to share information and collect feedback.
The final Preliminary Engineering Report was completed in early 2019. Currently, there are no construction funds allocated for Davis Lane improvements, but having a Preliminary Engineering Report allows the City to move forward quickly if funding is identified.
Davis Lane Project Schedule
Public Meeting 1: February 13, 2018
The Davis Lane project team hosted the first public meeting on February 13, 2018 to get community feedback on Davis Lane’s needs and existing conditions. 

Public Meeting 2: September 26, 2018
The Davis Lane project team hosted the second public meeting on September 26, 2018. The purpose of this meeting was to share recommendations for improvements to Davis Lane and get feedback.

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The City of Austin wants to hear from residents and business owners who live, work, play and use Davis Lane.
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Email Emily.Tuttle@austintexas.gov to submit questions or comments about this project.
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