What is proposed for construction
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.
More information about improvements for E. MLK Jr. Blvd/FM 969 can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
Get more information about the Corridor Construction Program at AustinTexas.gov/CorridorMobility.
East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/
FM 969 Corridor Mobility Plan
Corridor Mobility Plans were used as the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program. The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 in February 2014.
The plan recommends short and long-term improvements for safety, mobility, and quality of life along East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 from US Hwy 183 to Webberville.
The area of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 that is being considered for inclusion in the Corridor Construction Program is within Austin city limits, or between US Hwy 183 and Decker Lane.
Click on the links below to read the plan.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 Report (PDF, 12.3 MB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Appendix A: Public Involvement Plan (PDF, 823 KB)
- Appendix B: FM 969 Land Use Assumptions (PDF, 4.1 MB)
- Appendix C Utility Technical Memorandum (PDF, 705 KB)
- Appendix D: Accident Reports (PDF, 1.4 MB)
- Appendix E: Traffic Counts (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Appendix F: Traffic Operations Model (PDF, 2.3 MB)
- Appendix G: Travel Demand Model (PDF, 663 KB)
- Appendix H: Funding Sources (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Appendix I-1: Interim Solutions (US 183 - SH 130) (PDF, 5.5 MB)
- Appendix I-2: Long-Term Improvements (US 183 - SH 130) (PDF, 6.1 MB)
- Appendix J: Cost Estimates Summary (PDF, 120 KB)
The following outreach was conducted over the course of the Corridor Mobility Plan development process:
- Public meeting to introduce the planning process on December 6, 2011
- Public meeting to review improvement ideas on May 3, 2012
- Stakeholder meetings with transportation and public agencies, major landowners, transportation advocates and interest groups
- Stakeholder meeting for transportation representatives and public agencies on January 10, 2012
- Stakeholder meeting for utility representatives on January 10, 2012
- Stakeholder meeting that included representatives from Austin’s Colony, Imperial Valley, University Hills, and Blacklands neighborhood associations on January 10, 2012
- Stakeholder meeting for developers, businesses, and land planners on January 11, 2012
- School stakeholder meeting that included representatives from Austin Discovery School, Gilbert Elementary, Garcia Middle School, KIPP Austin College Preparatory School, Dailey Middle School, and Manor ISD on January 18, 2012
Click here to learn about outreach conducted since the plan was completed, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Throughout the planning process, members of the public were generally concerned about pedestrian and bicycle safety due to a lack of adequate facilities along the corridor. Another primary concern was the safety of school children walking and riding their bicycles to school. Members of the public also highlighted the need for more functional transit services and intersections that may need traffic signal improvements in the future.