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. New information has been collected and is being used to refine the design of the corridor improvements, associated cost estimates and implementation timelines.
Additional project development, design and engineering is needed prior to construction. During the full design phase of work we will:
- Conduct additional outreach to neighborhoods, businesses, property owners and the broader community
- Pursue leveraging and partnership opportunities
- Develop strategies to minimize impacts from proposed improvements and construction
- Complete environmental investigations and documentation
- Obtain permits, develop traffic management plans, coordinate utility relocation's and purchase right-of-way
- Prepare construction projects for procurement
- Work with the community on placemaking opportunities
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.
Learn about the improvements planned for Burnet Road corridor
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 and got community feedback that will help refine the design of the improvements.
If you were unable to attend, you still have an opportunity to review the informational materials from the open house using the links below.
If you would like to sign up to receive updates about Burnet Road or other roadways that are being improved by the 2016 Mobility Bond, click here.
Please Note: The official comment period for the open house meeting closed on Friday, September 21, 2018. While input provided after this date will be considered by the project team, it may not be captured as part of the official summary for the open house meeting, which will be posted on this webpage when it is available.
If you would prefer to download a PDF of the preliminary improvements layout for Burnet Road, click here.
Would you like to contact the Burnet Road corridor team? 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 email@example.com.
Corridor Construction Program
In spring 2018, the Austin City Council approved a Corridor Construction Program that includes mobility, safety, and connectivity improvements on Burnet Road from Koenig Lane to MoPac Expressway.
These projects are expected to:
- reduce vehicular delay and crashes
- improve the effectiveness of transit
- create continuous ADA-compliant sidewalks along the entire length of the corridor
- create continuous bicycle facilities along the entire length of the corridor
Get more information about the Corridor Construction Program at AustinTexas.gov/CorridorMobility.
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)
The City of Austin is committed to open and transparent processes as well engaging the community to ensure that the public’s priorities and opinions are heard. The Corridor Program Office conducted the following community engagement for Burnet Road between July 2017 and April 2018, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
We hosted a pop-in meeting last year
- 127 conversations with the public
- 23,148 postcards sent to homes and businesses
- 12,044 residents reached through NextDoor
We had an online survey
- 536 community surveys completed for East Riverside Drive corridor
We spoke with property-owners and businesses
- 226 letters sent to property owners
- 268 door-to-door conversations with corridor businesses.