South Lamar Boulevard 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.
Learn about planned improvements for South Lamar Boulevard
On Monday, October 1, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704. At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for South Lamar Boulevard 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 South Lamar Boulevard 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 Tuesday, October 16, 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 South Lamar Boulevard, click here.
Would you like to contact the South Lamar Boulevard 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 South Lamar Boulevard from Riverside Drive to US 290.
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.
South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for South Lamar Boulevard in April 2016.
This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the South Lamar Boulevard corridor.
The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Click on the following link to read the plan: South Lamar Corridor Mobility FULL REPORT (4.3 MB)
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. The Corridor Program Office conducted the following community engagement for South Lamar Boulevard between July 2017 and April 2018, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
We hosted a pop-in meeting last year
- 97 conversations with the public
- 12,297 postcards sent to homes and businesses
- 7,453 residents reached through NextDoor
We had an online survey
- 567 community surveys completed for South Lamar Boulevard corridor
We spoke with property-owners and businesses
- 192 letters sent to property owners
- 181 door-to-door conversations with corridor businesses.