Airport Boulevard Corridor


Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to Airport Boulevard between North Lamar Boulevard to US 183.  As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing approximately $79.9 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
    • 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 Airport Boulevard

On Monday, June 3, 2019 we hosted public office hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch Public Library (3101 Oak Springs Drive). At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Airport Boulevard and received community feedback.
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at the meeting. Haga clic aquí para Español.

Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report 

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Austin Community College Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752) At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for Airport Boulevard 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 AirportCorridor@AustinTexas.gov or by calling 512-974-7899.

Airport Boulevard Corridor Mobility Plan

Airport Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for Airport Boulevard in February 2014.
This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the Airport 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: Airport Boulevard Corridor Report - FULL - PDF (6.1 MB)

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