East Riverside Drive Corridor

Transportation and mobility improvements are coming to East Riverside Drive between I-35 and SH 71 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 about planned improvements for East Riverside

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at IDEA Montopolis, 1701 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741. At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for East Riverside Drive 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 Riverside Drive 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 Sunday, August 26, 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. 

Display Boards


Interactive Map

Image of display boards. Click to download PDF of all boards.
Your East Riverside Team palm card. Click to download handouts
East Riverside Drive Map
If you would prefer to download a PDF of the preliminary improvements layout for East Riverside Drive, click here.
Would you like to contact the East Riverside 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 corridors@austintexas.gov.

Corridor Construction Program

In spring 2018, the Austin City Council approved a Corridor Construction Program that includes mobility, safety, and connectivity improvements on East Riverside Drive 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.
Image of summary one-pager of improvements. Click to download PDF.

East Riverside Drive Corridor Mobility Plan

Image of display board about Corridor Mobility Plan development. Click to download PDF.
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for East Riverside Drive in December 2013.
This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the East Riverside Drive corridor.
The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Click on the following link to read the plan:  East Riverside Drive Corridor Report - (PDF, 16.2 MB)

Stakeholder Engagement

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 Riverside Drive between July 2017 and April 2018, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
We hosted a pop-in meeting last year
  • 97 conversations with the public
  • 12,924 postcards sent to homes and businesses
  • 2,500 residents reached through NextDoor
We had an online survey
  • 254 community surveys completed for East Riverside Drive corridor
We spoke with property-owners and businesses
  • 149 letters sent to property owners
  • 80 door-to-door conversations with corridor businesses.
Image of Public Outreach board. Click to download PDF
Click here to learn about outreach conducted during development of the Corridor Mobility Plan.

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