Slaughter Lane Corridor
Slaughter Lane & William Cannon Drive Open House
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office and community partners invite you to attend the fiesta-themed Slaughter Lane and William Cannon Drive Public Open House. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how the City is working to improve safety, mobility and connectivity along Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Bluff Springs Road and William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls Parkway as part of the Corridor Mobility Program.
- Date: Saturday, May 4
- Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (stop by anytime)
- Location: Palm Elementary School (7601 Dixie Dr. Austin, TX 78744)
During this free, public event, families can enjoy free food and music performed by Crockett High School Mariachi de Oro. No formal presentation is planned, and you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.
Spanish interpretation will be available.
Slaughter Lane Corridor Improvements
Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Bluff Springs Road. As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing approximately $74 million from the 2016 Mobility Bond on the improvements, which are included in the Corridor Construction Program, adopted by Austin City Council. The projects are expected to reduce vehicular delay, improve effectiveness of transit, create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and continuous bicycle facilities along the entire length of the corridor.
The preliminary engineering phase of work began in April 2018 and included the collection of new information from the community, as well as additional surveys and technical analyses to refine the conceptual improvements recommended in Corridor Mobility Plans.
On April 25, 2019, City Council authorized staff to complete additional design and engineering to prepare the projects for construction. Activities will include:
- Developing corridor construction plans and preparing for construction by:
- Obtaining permits
traffic management plans
construction packaging, phasing and sequencing
- Obtaining permits
environmental investigations and documentation
- Continuing to
explore leveraging/partnership opportunities
- Conducting ongoing
community engagement with neighborhoods, businesses and property owners to
understand their priorities and concerns.
The Corridor Program Office anticipates that the bulk of construction will occur between 2021-24, but is actively pursuing opportunities to begin work on some projects as soon as possible.
Learn about planned improvements for Slaughter Lane
On Saturday, April 13, 2019 we hosted public office hours from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Circle C Community Center (7817 La Crosse Ave). At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Slaughter Lane and received community feedback.
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at the meeting.
Corridor improvements are informed by the community’s needs and input. Community engagement played a critical role in developing the Corridor Construction Program and the Slaughter Lane Corridor Mobility Plan, and additional public engagement was conducted during the preliminary engineering phase of work.
Public feedback remains at the heart of our efforts to make this corridor safer and easier to travel. 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 SlaughterLane@austintexas.gov or by calling 512-974-7899.
Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report
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. At this meeting we received community feedback that helped refine the design of the improvements.
You may review the information materials shared at the open house, as well as the public feedback received by viewing the official Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report.
Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for Slaughter Lane in Winter 2018. This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the corridor. The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
The full Corridor Mobility plan for the corridor is available here: