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. The 2016 Mobility Bond provides preliminary engineering funding for nine substandard streets.
Preliminary engineering work will identify potential mobility and safety improvements for possible future design and construction opportunities. Recommendations may address substandard elements of the street, such as missing sidewalks, curbs, and drainage elements. The Substandard Streets program is sponsored by the Austin Transportation Department and managed by the Public Works Department.
Capital Renewal projects are intended to restore or replace existing infrastructure to increase longevity and improve functionality. The 2016 Mobility Bond provides funding for two Capital Renewal projects:
- Design and possible reconstruction of Falwell Lane, which provides access to the South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWU-SAR) and the Sand Hill Energy Center (AE-SHEC). Falwell Lane was damaged during the 2013 and 2015 Halloween floods.
- Preliminary engineering and partial design of the William Cannon Drive Bridge Extension over Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).
The Capital Renewal program is sponsored and managed by the Public Works Department.
The Project Explorer is an interactive tool that provides access to information about projects and programs funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond Program.
The 2016 Mobility Bond Program is just one source of funding for the City of Austin's Capital Improvement Program. In the future, you will be able to see information about projects funded by all sources, including the 2016 Mobility Bond.