South Pleasant Valley Road, Todd Lane, and Burleson Road

Austin Transportation has completed multimodal improvements along Todd Lane and Burleson Road to include new pedestrian crossings, protected bike lanes and space for the future construction of Metro Rapid bus stops at Iroquois Lane and Mission Hill Drive.  
Following a extended community engagement process, Austin Transportation is now moving forward with planned multimodal improvements along South Pleasant Valley Road between Onion Creek Park and St. Elmo Road. The changes are expected to improve safety, comfort and accessibility for everyone that uses this street. The planned work will also support the construction of six Metro Rapid bus stations to better serve the neighborhoods of Franklin Park and Dove Springs with faster and more frequent bus service. 

Planned Improvements

  • Dual left turn lane at William Cannon Drive and Pleasant Valley Road  
  • 15 new or improved pedestrian crossings  
  • A roundabout at Teri Road 
  • Shared use pathways from Nuckols Crossing Road to William Cannon Drive. 
  • Protected bike lanes from St. Elmo Road to Nuckols Crossing Road with elevated, separated shared use pathways at the intersections of Stassney Lane, Palo Blanco Lane and Village Square Drive  

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South Pleasant Valley Road

Update to proposed designs for South Pleasant Valley Road (from St. Elmo Road to Onion Creek Park)
September 2021: Final design for Todd Lane and Burleson Road and proposed updated design for South Pleasant Valley Road
After reviewing community feedback on the initial proposal, the project team updated and completed improvements to Todd Lane and Burleson Road between Oltorf Street and St. Elmo Road to enhance safety, mobility, and transit access.
Final designs for Todd Lane and Burleson Road (from Oltorf Street to St. Elmo Road):
In response to community feedback and the addition of a new planned MetroRapid transit route, the project team has also updated the design for South Pleasant Valley Road between St. Elmo and Onion Creek Park. For more information see the links above.
December 2019: Kick-off meeting for the project
The Austin Transportation Department hosted a kickoff meeting on December 11, 2019 to gather input regarding the mobility and safety needs of all who use these streets. A survey was available until January 26, 2020 for feedback from community members.
Preliminary Designs

Project background and goals

The City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office published the South Pleasant Valley Road Corridor Mobility Plan in June 2020, which details short and long term solutions for South Pleasant Valley Road.   
Austin Transportation is evaluating near-term improvements to provide a protected bikeway and improved pedestrian crossings along the corridor. The proposed changes are expected to: 
  • Improve predictability and safety for everyone using the street by providing protected space for people bicycling 
  • Reduce crashes for all modes 
  • Encourage slower motor vehicle speeds and reduce high-risk speeding 
  • Shorten crossing distances for people walking 
  • Maintain comparable motor vehicle travel times 

Funding

Funding for these near-term improvements is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond Bikeways and Safe Route to School programs, the 2018 Bond Pedestrian Crossing program, Capital Metro and the City of Austin’s Quarter Cent program.  

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Contact
For questions about the project, please email the 2016 Mobility Bond team. For media inquiries, call 512-974-8000. 

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