Intersection Safety/Vision Zero
The Intersection Safety/Vision Zero Program provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to making Austin’s streets safer by delivering critical safety improvements at high crash intersections citywide.
The 2016 Mobility Bond provides $15 million for fatality reduction strategies for locations listed on the Top Crash Location Intersection Priorities Improvement List.
Projects are selected using a prioritization process that analyzes crash frequency and crash rates in coordination with fatality rates and severity of injuries. A list of 28 top crash, high priority locations was created in June 2016. Each of these 28 intersections receives a safety review that recommends engineering improvements.
With 2016 Mobility Bond funding, safety improvements will be constructed at approximately 15 intersections. Additionally, the Intersection Safety/Vision Zero team is coordinating with the Corridor Mobility Program to recommend safety improvements for 10 intersections that overlap with planned Corridor Construction Program work.
Safety improvements can include intersection reconfiguration and reconstruction, construction of new medians, modification of existing medians, improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and construction of traffic and pedestrian signals. Improvements are coordinated with other programs when possible, including Sidewalks, Bikeways, and Safe Routes to School.
Safety improvements complete at North Lamar Boulevard/Payton Gin Road (December 9, 2020): In an effort to prevent and reduce the number of crashes at the North Lamar Boulevard/Payton Gin Road intersection...
Vision Zero: Intersection Safety construction begins at North Lamar/Payton Gin and Braker/Stonelake this week (June 2, 2020): Austin Transportation is beginning construction of safety and mobility improvements at two high-crash intersections in north Austin this week...
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements completed at Slaughter Lane/South First Street (September 20, 2019): Austin Transportation has completed safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of Slaughter Lane and South First Street.
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements complete at I-35 and Braker Lane (June 24, 2019): Austin Transportation completed construction last week of safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane. The project was designed to improve safety for all road users by reducing left-turn vehicle conflicts and...
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements complete at Slaughter Lane and Cullen Lane (December 11, 2018): Improvements to Slaughter/Cullen were completed on December 10 and include increased storage space for cars waiting to turn left on Slaughter Lane and upgraded signals.
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements complete at 4th Street and Red River Street (October 8, 2018): In partnership with Capital Metro, the City of Austin has finished construction of 2016 Mobility Bond-funded safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of 45th and Red River streets.
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements complete at South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street (August 6, 2018): Transportation has completed safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street. This is the second 2016 Mobility Bond-funded Intersection Safety/Vision Zero project to complete construction.
Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements complete at South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street (June 11, 2018): Austin Transportation has completed safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Elmont Drive. This is the fifth intersection redesign to complete construction with a focus on traffic safety...