What's New

We're hard at work to put mobility, safety and connectivity projects funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond on the ground. Here's where you'll find the latest news about Local, Corridor and Regional mobility improvements, including opportunities to get involved.

Featured Events

Community Open Houses: Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is evaluating Shoal Creek Boulevard from 38th Street to US 183 for changes to enhance the safety and mobility of everyone who uses these streets. The project team used input collected from the community to develop a number of alternatives for public review. You are invited to provide feedback on these draft alternatives, which includes a no-build option, at any one of three open house events.
  • Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Burnet Middle School Cafeteria (8401 Hathaway Drive)
  • Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m at Lamar Middle School Cafeteria (6201 Wynona Avenue
  • Saturday, March 30 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Northwest Recreation Center Gym (2913 Northland Drive
The same information will be presented at each open house, so attend the one that is most convenient for you. For those unable to attend, all open house materials will be available on the Shoal Creek project website starting March 26, including a survey.

William Cannon Drive Corridor Office Hours
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office invites you to the William Cannon Drive Corridor Office Hours event. Learn about mobility, safety and connectivity improvements planned for William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls Parkway. The improvements are being funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond as part of the Corridor Construction Program.    
We encourage you to stop by and chat with members of the William Cannon Drive corridor team, who will be on-hand to answer questions and provide corridor updates.   No formal presentation is planned, and you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.

Guadalupe Street Corridor Information Fair
The City of Austin's Corridor Program Office is hosting an Information Fair for the public to learn about mobility and safety improvements proposed for the Guadalupe Street corridor that are funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond. Our partner agencies will also be there to provide information about other projects and initiatives important to the Guadalupe Street corridor, including:
  • The new Travis County Courthouse
  • CapMetro's Project Connect
  • Austin 3-1-1 services
  • Transit operational improvements on Guadalupe St. (18th St.–MLK Jr. Blvd.)
  • Texas Capitol Complex Development
Drop by anytime to visit with us, and grab a slice of pizza while you're at it!

Slaughter Lane Corridor Office Hours
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office invites you to the Slaughter Lane Corridor Office Hours event. Learn about mobility, safety and connectivity improvements planned for Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Bluff Springs Road. The improvements are being funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond as part of the Corridor Construction Program.    
  • Date: Saturday, April 13
  • Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. (stop by anytime) 
  • Location: Circle C Community Center (7817 La Crosse Ave, 78739)
We encourage you to stop by and chat with members of the Slaughter Lane corridor team, who will be on-hand to answer questions and provide corridor updates.   No formal presentation is planned, and you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses: Vendor Profile Review Workshops
The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) is working to maximize Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) participation on Corridor Improvement Projects.  Through a random review of Vendor Profiles, we have noticed that some firms may be missing opportunities commonly associated with horizontal construction.   SBMR invites business owners to attend an upcoming Vendor Profile Review Workshop to provide assistance with Commodity Code review. 

News

Click on the links below to read recent news releases regarding various projects and initiatives funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond.
Vision Zero: Intersection safety improvements underway at I-35 and Braker (January 22, 2019): Austin Transportation has begun construction of safety and mobility improvements to the intersection of at the intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane. The project is designed to enhance connectivity and safety for all road users. Improvements include...
Vision Zero Construction: Intersection Safety Improvements Starting at Slaughter/South 1st; Completed at Slaughter/Cullen (December 11, 2018): Austin Transportation has begun construction of safety and mobility improvements to the intersection of Slaughter Lane and South 1st Street. Yesterday, crews completed improvements at the intersection...
City begins Construction of safety improvements at Slaughter Lane and Cullen Lane (November 13, 2018): The City of Austin is beginning construction this week of safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of Slaughter Lane and Cullen Lane. This project is funded...
City of Austin releases recommended alternative for Spicewood Springs Road (October 29, 2018): The City of Austin is nearing completion of the preliminary engineering report for the Spicewood Springs Road project and will advance Alternative C into the design phase...  
City of Austin to share draft mobility and safety recommendations for substandard street projects; community invited to provide feedback (September 17, 2018): The Austin Transportation Department is hosting four public open houses this month as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond for substandard streets. In a first series of open houses in late 2017/early 2018...
City of Austin to share draft mobility and safety options for Spicewood Springs Road (August 28, 2018): Austin Transportation invites members of the community to the second open house for the Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Project. This open house will be the first opportunity for residents to view draft recommendations...
City to host corridor mobility public open houses (August 9, 2018): On Saturday, the City of Austin Corridor Program Office and Austin Transportation Department will host a public open house for corridor mobility improvements...
South Congress and Oltorf intersection safety improvements complete (August 7, 2018): Austin Transportation has completed safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street. This is the second 2016 Mobility Bond-funded...

E-newsletters

View our February 2019 e-Newsletter and get information on topics including:
  • 2016 Mobility Bond: Our progress 2 years into 8-year program
  • March 2 Family Resource Fair with E. MLK Jr./FM 969 information
  • First Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Report available
  • Alexander Ave./Clarkson Ave./E. 34th St. project open house materials
  • Red Line Trail open house
  • Loop 360 at Courtyard Dr./RM 2222 public workshop
View previous e-Newsletters by clicking on the links below:

Upcoming Briefings to City Council, Boards & Commissions

City staff regularly provide briefings about progress being made to implement the 2016 Mobility Bond and related programs and activities. These meetings are open to the public, and attendees have the opportunity to provide comments during citizen communication. Following are a list of upcoming briefings:
April 3, 2019 Environmental Commission: Urban Trails Program update

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