Rutledge Spur Substandard Street Project

The City of Austin is evaluating Rutledge Spur as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond (Project ID 11900.005). This preliminary engineering project will evaluate road conditions between Lakeline Mall Drive and Ranch Road 620  for possible future design and construction opportunities.

Project Limits

Rutledge Spur Substandard Street project map and limits.

Project Background

The City of Austin is evaluating Rutledge Spur 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 substandard streets/capital renewal projects, which funds preliminary engineering for nine substandard streets, including Rutledge Spur. 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 Rutledge Spur improvements, but having a Preliminary Engineering Report allows the City to move forward quickly if funding is identified.
Rutledge Spur Timeline

Public Outreach

The Rutledge Spur team hosted two public meetings about the Rutledge Spur project.
Public Meeting 1: December 5, 2017
The Rutledge Spur project team hosted the first public meeting on December 5, 2017 to get community feedback on Rutledge Spur’s needs and existing conditions. This feedback informed the recommendations we presented in August 2018.
Public Meeting 2: August 7, 2018
The Rutledge Spur project team hosted the second public meeting on August 7, 2018. The purpose of this meeting was to share recommendations for improvements to Rutledge Spur and get feedback.

Get Involved! 

The City of Austin wants to hear from residents and business owners who live, work, play and use Rutledge Spur. This feedback will order to inform the development of recommended improvements.  
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