South Lamar Boulevard Corridor
Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to South Lamar Boulevard between Riverside Drive and US 290. As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing approximately $36 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 the 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
- Developing traffic management plans
- Coordinating utility relocations
- Purchasing right-of-way
- Determining construction packaging, phasing and
- Obtaining permits
- Designing placemaking areas
- Completing environmental investigations and
- Continuing to explore leveraging/partnership
- 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 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 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 South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Mobility Plan, and additional public engagement was conducted during the preliminary engineering phase of work.
Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report
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 corridor. 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.
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 SouthLamar@austintexas.gov or by calling 512-974-7751.
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 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: South Lamar Corridor Mobility Report.