William Cannon Drive Corridor

Construction Underway on Mobility and Safety Improvements

The Corridor Program Office (CPO) has broken ground on safety and mobility improvements for William Cannon Drive. Crews are currently working near the Onion Creek Soccer Fields, Rockridge Drive and McCarty Lane to set up the foundation for new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, also known as a PHBs. These kinds of crosswalks allow pedestrians to activate the crossing lights only when needed, which allows vehicles to continue through the area when there are no pedestrians present. The intersections will also be outfitted with ADA-compliant curb ramps and high visibility crosswalks.
·        Crews could be present Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, but some construction work during the weekends is also possible.
·        Crews do not anticipate re-routing any traffic or affecting any local businesses but will likely be shutting down one lane of traffic during their construction hours to complete their work.
·       The work will be completed in two phases; phase one will set the foundation for the signal, while phase two will include adding the signal arms as well as turning on the signal. 
These improvements are made possible by the 2016 Mobility Bond, a voter-approved $720 million bond for mobility improvements across the city.  Timelines for the work may vary due to unforeseen delays. 

Thank you for Attending the "Corridor Coffee on the Couch" Virtual Info Session! 

We want to thank all of our community members for joining us for the Corridor “Coffee on the Couch” event in March 2021. This was one of many public outreach sessions to keep our stakeholders informed about the work the Corridor Program Office is doing on the William Cannon corridor.  
In fall 2021, the City of Austin Corridor Program Office began constructing the first of many mobility and safety projects planned for William Cannon Drive through the 2016 Mobility Bond-funded Corridor Construction Program.   
You can learn more about these improvements, as well as what to expect during construction, by clicking this link. It will take you to the recorded “Coffee on the Couch” event. The presentation is also available in Spanish at this link.

Coming Soon

Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls ParkwayThe improvements are funded in part by the 2016 Mobility Bond and are included in the Corridor Construction Program that was adopted by Austin City Council. 
The City of Austin's Corridor Program Office began phased construction on the first of many mobility and safety projects in 2022.
Currently Underway:  
New Signalized Pedestrian Crosswalks (Also known as Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons or PHBs) 
  • McCarty Ln. 
  • Rockridge Dr. 
  • Onion Creek Soccer Fields 
Additional Improvements Expected in 2022: 
New Signals 
  • Sunstrip Dr.          
  • Bannockburn Dr. 
  • Rialto Blvd. 
  • Vega Ave. 
New Signalized Pedestrian Crosswalks (Also known as Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons or PHBs) 
  • Elm Creek Dr.
  • Lost Valley 
  • Stephenson Nature Preserve 

Construction Coming Soon

Running Water Drive to McKinney Falls Parkway
Funding for this project is provided by both the 2016 Mobility Bond and by a federal grant through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).
Construction of these projects is expected to begin in 2022. Improvements include:
  • New shared-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians on both sides of the roadway
  • Widening the roadway from two to four lanes
  • New bridge over Marble Creek
  • Landscaping enhancements

Preparing for Construction

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 sequencing
  • Designing placemaking areas
  • Completing environmental investigations and documentation 
  • Continuing to explore leveraging/partnership opportunities 
  • Conducting ongoing community engagement with neighborhoods, businesses and property owners to understand their priorities and concerns.
The CPO anticipates that the bulk of construction will occur between 2021-24, and is actively pursuing opportunities to begin work on some projects as soon as possible. 

Public Engagement

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 William Cannon Drive Corridor Mobility Plan. Public support for the corridor improvements was expressed through voter-passage of the 2016 Mobility Bond.

Stakeholder Briefings 💼

The CPO has been meeting with various stakeholder groups to discuss improvements and obtain feedback. We are happy to schedule additional meetings upon request.

Engaging with Businesses 🏢

The owners and representatives of businesses were invited to provide input on how the City can help support businesses during construction. This input is being used to develop a Business Success Toolkit.

Engaging with Property Owners 🏘️

These meetings are ongoing, and will occur to coincide with each construction segment’s project development process.

Public Meetings 🚪

The CPO has hosted public meetings to share information about planned improvements for William Cannon Drive and receive community feedback throughout the project development process.
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Stay Connected

Public feedback remains at the heart of our efforts to make this corridor safer and easier to travel. We will continue to engage the public throughout design and construction, share the latest plans with the community by various methods including: public meetings, stakeholder meetings, electronic updates, and more. We welcome your comments and questions, so please feel free to reach out to us:
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Corridor Mobility Plan

The COA finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for William Cannon Drive in 2018. 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.
Recommended improvements included in the William Cannon Drive Corridor Mobility Plan informed near-term, funded improvement plans as well as improvement plans included in the ultimate vision for the corridor. 
The Corridor Program Office is actively pursuing funding through various sources to design and construct the improvements that complete the ultimate corridor vision. Potential funding sources include current and future bond funds, grants, partnerships and private investments.
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