FM 1626 Substandard Street Project
The City of Austin is evaluating FM 1626 as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond (Project ID 11900.010). This preliminary engineering project will evaluate road conditions for possible future design and construction opportunities for FM 1626 between Manchaca Road and I-35.
The City of Austin is evaluating FM 1626 as a part of the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond. This project will evaluate 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 FM 1626. 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.
This project includes 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 will be coordinated throughout the project to share information and collect feedback.
A Preliminary Engineering Report will be developed to address substandard elements of the street, such as missing sidewalks, curbs, and drainage elements. Currently, there are no construction funds allocated for FM 1626 improvements, but having a Preliminary Engineering Report allows the City to move forward quickly if funding is identified.
Public Meeting 1: February 7, 2018
The FM 1626 project team hosted the first public meeting on February 7, 2018 to get community feedback on FM 1626's needs and existing conditions.
Public Meeting 2: September 27, 2018
The FM 1626 project team hosted the second public meeting on September 27, 2018. The purpose of this meeting was to share draft recommendations for improvements to FM 1626 and get feedback.
The City of Austin wants to hear from residents and business owners who live, work and travel on FM 1626 in order to inform the development of recommended improvements.
Email Emily.Tuttle@austintexas.gov to:
- Submit questions and comments about this project
- Request a presentation from the FM 1626 project team for your group or organization
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