Johnny Morris Road Substandard Street Project

The City of Austin is evaluating Johnny Morris Road as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond (Project ID 11900.008). This preliminary engineering project will evaluate road conditions for possible future design and construction opportunities for Johnny Morris Road between Loyola Lane and FM 969.

Project Limits

Johnny Morris Road Project Limits: from East MLK Boulevard/FM 969 to Loyola Lane

Project Background

The City of Austin is evaluating Johnny Morris Road 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 Johnny Morris Road. 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. 

Project Process

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 Johnny Morris Road improvements, but having a Preliminary Engineering Report allows the City to move forward quickly if funding is identified.
Public Meeting 1: February 6, 2018
The Johnny Morris Road project team hosted the first public meeting on February 6 to get community feedback on Johnny Morris Road's needs and existing conditions. This feedback informed the recommendations we presented in October 2018.
Public Meeting 2: October 23, 2018
The Johnny Morris Road project team hosted the second public meeting on October 23. The purpose of this meeting was to share recommendations for improvements to Johnny Morris Road and get feedback. 

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The City of Austin wants to hear from residents and business owners who live, work, play and use Johnny Morris Road in order to inform the development of recommended improvements.  
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