East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 Corridor
Transportation and mobility improvements are coming to East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 between US 183 to Decker Lane as part of the Corridor Construction Program, funded in part by the 2016 Mobility Bond.
The projects, which will help improve mobility, safety and connectivity, are in the design phase. Preliminary engineering is the first part of the design phase.
During preliminary engineering, the following activities take place:
- Land surveying
- Soil sampling and pavement condition assessments
- Community outreach
- Refining design of the improvements
Learn more about preliminary engineering on our FAQ page.
Click here to view a timeline of major milestones and activities.
Learn, Eat and Play at the Upcoming Family Resource Fair
The City of Austin invites the community to attend a Family Resource Fair, hosted by the City of Austin Economic Development Department and partners.
- Date: Saturday, March 2
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Location: Barbara Jordan Elementary School (6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, Texas 78724)
Community members will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that provide support on home repair, health care, job training, tax preparation and more. Attendees can also visit the many local agencies who will be available to share updates on City-wide mobility and health efforts. For instance, the Corridor Program will be attending to provide information on the E MLK Jr./FM 969 corridor improvement plans.
In addition to informational resources, the Family Resource Fair will provide free health screenings, face-painting and educational activities for youth.
Prize raffles will also occur throughout the event, and attendees will have the chance to win bikes, scooters and gift cards.
To learn more and to RSVP, visit the Family Resource Fair's Facebook event page.
Spanish translation services will be available.
Learn about planned improvements for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721). At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/ FM 969 and got community feedback that will help refine the design of the improvements.
If you were unable to attend, you still have an opportunity to review the informational materials from the open house using the links below.
If you would like to sign up to receive updates about East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/ FM 969 or other roadways that are being improved by the 2016 Mobility Bond, click here.
Please Note: The official comment period for the open house meeting closed on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. While input provided after this date will be considered by the project team, it may not be captured as part of the official summary for the open house meeting, which will be posted on this webpage when it is available.
If you would prefer to download a PDF of the preliminary improvements layout for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969, click here.
View a one-page summary of the improvements here.
Would you like to contact the East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 corridor team? You can submit comments and/or questions in-person at the Corridor Program Office, 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Corridor Construction Program
In Spring 2018, the Austin City Council approved a Corridor Construction Program which includes mobility, safety, and connectivity improvements on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 to accommodate multiple modes of transportation, including driving, walking, biking and taking transit.
These projects are expected to:
- reduce vehicular delay and crashes
- improve the effectiveness of transit
- create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks along the entire length of the corridor
- create continuous bicycle facilities along the entire length of the corridor.
Get more information about the Corridor Construction Program at AustinTexas.gov/CorridorMobility.
East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/
FM 969 Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 in February 2014.
This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 corridor.
The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Click on the following link to read the plan: Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 Report (PDF, 12.3 MB)
The City of Austin is committed to open and transparent processes as well engaging the community to ensure that the public’s priorities and opinions are heard. The Corridor Program Office conducted the following community engagement for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 between July 2017 and April 2018, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
We hosted a pop-in meeting last year
- 67 conversations with the public
- 1,578 postcards sent to homes and businesses
- 703 residents reached through NextDoor
We had an online survey
- 147 community surveys completed for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 corridor
We spoke with property-owners and businesses
- 359 letters sent to property owners
- 8 door-to-door conversations with corridor businesses.