The 2016 Mobility Bond provides $482 million for the Corridor Mobility Program. The Corridor Mobility Program is the development, design, and construction of improvements along key Austin corridors that enhance mobility, safety, and connectivity for all users—whether you drive, walk, bike, or take transit.
Corridors are primary roadways that affect the overall transportation network. They are used for getting around, destinations for residents and visitors, and home to businesses as well as many Austinites.
The Corridor Mobility Program has two primary areas:
• Corridor Construction Program on nine corridors
• Development of five new Corridor Mobility Plans (a.k.a. preliminary engineering reports) and additional design work on three additional corridors/critical arterials
In the map below, the nine corridors in the Corridor Construction Program are depicted in orange. The eight corridors where there is preliminary engineering reports and design work taking place are depicted in teal.
Corridor Construction Program:
Preliminary Engineering Report/Design Corridors and Critical Arterials:
Corridor Construction Program
On April 26, 2018, Austin City Council adopted a $1.4 billion Corridor Construction Program for nine major Austin corridors. These improvements are receiving funding from the $482 million for corridors that voters approved in the 2016 Mobility Bond.
Prioritization of the improvements to receive 2016 Mobility Bond funding was guided by City Council’s Contract with Voters. Learn more about how improvements were prioritized through the Contract with Voters.
The Corridor Construction Program is intended to address some of Austin’s biggest mobility challenges by:
Getting people moving by increasing the number of people who can travel through the corridors
Improving safety and reducing crashes through improvements to intersections and along the corridors
Expanding transportation options by improving the safety and connectivity of Austin’s sidewalk and bicycle network
Where We Are Now: Project Design Phase
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office has begun the final design phase of work for projects in the Corridor Construction Program. There are typically two parts to a design phase. First, preliminary engineering work begins once a project enters the design phase. Then, after a project makes its way through the preliminary engineering phase, it enters final design.
The Corridor Construction Program began the general design phase, specifically preliminary engineering work, in April 2018 when City Council approved the Corridor Construction Program. Preliminary engineering 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. This support from Council has allowed the Corridor Construction Program to progress to the next phase of work, shifting projects from preliminary engineering to final design.
As part of the final design phase of work, the Corridor Program Office is working to finalize design plans so that the projects can enter the bidding and construction phases. During the final design phase, the Corridor Program Office team is coordinating utility relocations, working with property owners whose right-of-way or access may be impacted, and continuing coordination across City departments and external agencies.
The Corridor Program Office anticipates that the bulk of construction is anticipated to occur between 2021-24, and the Corridor Program Office (CPO) is evaluating opportunities to get improvements on the ground as soon as possible.
Final Design Phase Activities 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.
Understanding the Impacts
Whenever transportation and mobility projects are constructed, properties and businesses near the improvements can be affected. Typical impacts that may be associated with these types of improvements include:
• Adjustments to utility service lines
• Access Adjustments
• Right-of-way acquisition
• Temporary construction easements
• Grading and topography easements
We understand these changes will be of concern to some property and business owners, and we are seeking ways to mitigate impacts while achieving the mobility and safety goals of the Corridor Construction Program. If you own a property or business and you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 974-2615.
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office regularly hosts public meetings, sends out electronic updates, mails public notifications and provides information online.
Click on the links below to view public meeting materials and reports, and learn more about each corridor.
Coordinating with Partners
The Corridor Program Office is working with other City departments and local agencies to share information, coordinate efforts and leverage taxpayer dollars. Among our partners:
- Austin Strategic Mobility Plan
- Capital Metro (transit improvements, including corridors that overlap with the Project Connect System Vision)
- Texas Department of Transportation (some corridor segments are operated and maintained by the State of Texas)
- Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization ($24M in grant funds leveraged to date)