Slaughter Lane Corridor
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.
Join us for Slaughter Lane Corridor Office Hours!
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office invites you to the Slaughter Lane Corridor Office Hours event. Learn about mobility, safety and connectivity improvements planned for Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Bluff Springs Road. The improvements are being funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond as part of the Corridor Construction Program.
- Date: Saturday, April 13
- Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. (stop by anytime)
- Location: Circle C Community Center (7817 La Crosse Ave, 78739)
We encourage you to stop by and chat with members of the Slaughter Lane corridor team, who will be on-hand to answer questions and provide corridor updates. No formal presentation is planned, and you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.
Learn about planned improvements for Slaughter Lane
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX, 78749. At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Slaughter Lane 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 Slaughter Lane 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 Thursday, September 6, 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.
If you would prefer to download a PDF of the preliminary improvements layout for Slaughter Lane, click here.
Would you like to contact the Slaughter Lane 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 email@example.com.
Corridor Construction Program
In spring 2018, the Austin City Council approved a Corridor Construction Program that includes mobility, safety, and connectivity improvements on Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Vertex Boulevard.
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.
Slaughter Lane Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for Slaughter Lane in winter 2018.
This plan recommends short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the Slaughter Lane corridor.
The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Click on the following link to read the plan: Slaughter Lane Corridor Mobility Plan (FULL REPORT)
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. In the spring and fall of 2017, during development of the Corridor Construction Program, the Corridor Program Office conducted community engagement for Slaughter Lane. Engagement opportunities included public meetings/open houses, stakeholder meetings, and an online survey and input map.
After reviewing the preliminary recommendations for Slaughter Lane, the majority of the community supported the improvements.
- More than 70% of participants said they supported the recommendations related to pedestrian infrastructure.
- About 65% of respondents supported the recommendations related to improving safety along the Slaughter Lane corridor.
- In the areas of safety and mobility, respondents said the City "got it right" for each of the modes considered (driving, walking, biking, and taking transit) at a rate of more than half to about 70%.