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. 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 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.

Learn about the improvements planned for Airport Boulevard corridor

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 and got community feedback. 
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at the meeting.

Display Boards

Handouts

Interactive Map

Airport Boulevard Display Boards
Image of Contact Card for Airport Boulevard Corridor
Airport Blvd Map
If you would prefer to download a PDF of the preliminary improvements layout for Airport Boulevard, click here.
Would you like to contact the Airport Boulevard 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 corridors@austintexas.gov.

Corridor Construction Program

In Spring 2018, the Austin City Council approved a Corridor Construction that includes mobility, safety, and connectivity improvements on Airport Boulevard to accommodate multiple modes of transportation, including driving, walking, biking, and taking transit. 
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.
Airport Improvements Board

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)


Stakeholder Engagement

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 Airport Boulevard between July 2017 and April 2018, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.
We hosted a pop-in meeting last year
  • 82 conversations with the public
  • 14,242 postcards sent to homes and businesses
  • 11,719 residents reached through NextDoor
We had an online survey
  • 565 community surveys completed for East Riverside Drive corridor
We spoke with property-owners and businesses
  • 294 letters sent to property owners
  • 117 door-to-door conversations with corridor businesses.

Airport Boulevard Public Outreach
Click here to learn about outreach conducted since the plan was completed, during development of the Corridor Construction Program.

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