William Cannon Drive Corridor
William Cannon Drive & Slaughter Lane Open House
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office and community partners invite you to attend the fiesta-themed Slaughter Lane and William Cannon Drive Public Open House. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how the City is working to improve safety and mobility along Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Bluff Springs Road and William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls Parkway as part of the Corridor Mobility Program.
- Date: Saturday, May 4
- Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (stop by anytime)
- Location: Palm Elementary School (7601 Dixie Dr. Austin, TX 78744)
During this free, public event, families can enjoy free food and music performed by Crockett High School Mariachi de Oro. No formal presentation is planned, and you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.
Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are coming to William Cannon Drive between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls Parkway. As proposed, the City of Austin anticipates investing approximately $46.6 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 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 relocations and purchase right-of-way
- Prepare construction projects for procurement
- Work with the community on placemaking opportunities
Learn about the improvements planned for William Cannon Drive corridor
Saturday, March 30, 2019, we hosted the William Cannon Drive Corridor Office Hours event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Branch Library (211 E William Cannon Drive, 78745.) At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for William Cannon Drive and received community feedback.
Below are links to the information materials that were shared at the Corridor Office Hours event.
Corridor improvements are informed by the community’s needs and input. Community engagement played a critical role in developing the Corridor Construction Program and the William Cannon Corridor Mobility Plan, and additional public engagement was conducted during the preliminary engineering phase of work.
Public Meeting and Community Feedback Report
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, we hosted an open house meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Langford Elementary School (2206 Blue Meadow Drive, Austin Texas, 78744.) At the meeting, we provided information about planned improvements for William Cannon Drive corridor. At this meeting we received community feedback that helped refine the design of the improvements.
You may review the information 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 email@example.com or by calling 512-974-7899.
Corridor Mobility Plan
The City of Austin finalized a Corridor Mobility Plan for William Cannon Drive in February 2014. This plan recommended short and long-term improvements for mobility and safety along the corridor. The Corridor Mobility Plan was the basis for development of the Corridor Construction Program. The full Corridor Mobility plan for the corridor is available here: William Cannon Drive Corridor Mobility Plan