William Cannon Drive Corridor



William Cannon Drive Corridor Improvements

Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls ParkwayAs proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing approximately $46.6 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 effectiveness of transit, as well as create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks and continuous bicycle facilities along the 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 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 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 William Cannon Drive

We hosted public office hours at Pleasant Hill Branch Library on Saturday, March 30, 2019, and then we held a fiesta-themed open house at Palm Elementary on May 4, 2019. At both events, we provided information about planned improvements for William Cannon Drive and received community feedback.
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at the public office hours and open house.

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 Corridor Mobility Plan, and additional public engagement was conducted during the preliminary engineering phase of work.
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 WilliamCannon@austintexas.gov or by calling 512-974-7899.

Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report 

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Langford Elementary School (2206 Blue Meadow Drive, Austin Texas, 78744.)  At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for William Cannon Drive 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.

Corridor Mobility Plan

The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for William Cannon Drive in February 2014. 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: William Cannon Drive Corridor Mobility Plan 
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.
To see a map of improvements included in the ultimate corridor vision for William Cannon Drive, click here.
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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