Burnet Road Corridor
Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to Burnet Road between Koenig Lane and MoPac Expressway. As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing between $49.5 million and $54.7 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 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
traffic management plans
construction packaging, phasing and sequencing
- Obtaining permits
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 Burnet Road
On Thursday, June 13 we hosted Public Office Hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Burnet Road. Additionally, on Tuesday, July 9 we hosted a Public Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church (2140 Allandale Rd.).
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at these meetings.
Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church (2140 Allandale Rd, Austin, TX 78756.) At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Burnet Road corridor. At this meeting we received community feedback that helped refine the design of the improvements.
You may review the 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 Burnet@AustinTexas.gov or by calling 512-974-7899.
Burnet/North Lamar Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for Burnet Road/North Lamar Boulevard in December 2013. This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the Burnet Road and North Lamar Boulevard corridors.The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program.
Click on the following link to read the plan: North Lamar - Burnet Corridor Report (FULL REPORT) - (PDF, 7.5 MB)
Recommended improvements included in the Burnet Rd/North Lamar Blvd 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 currently planned as part of the funded, near-term vision, click here.
To see a map of improvements included in the ultimate corridor vision for Burnet Road, 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.