South Pleasant Valley Road, Todd Lane, and Burleson Road

Austin Transportation is evaluating South Pleasant Valley Road, Todd Lane, and Burleson Road from Oltorf Street to Onion Creek Park for changes to enhance the safety and mobility of everyone who uses these streets. 

Learn More About the Project

  • Learn more about the project components
  • Watch a video about how streets can become safer while also supporting existing motor vehicle traffic 
  • Slide Deck from Community Q & A held on September 14, 2021
Updated proposed designs for South Pleasant Valley Road (St. Elmo Road to Onion Creek Park): 

Sept. 2021: Final design for Todd Lane and Burleson Road + updated proposed design for South Pleasant Valley Road 

After reviewing community feedback on an initial proposal, the project team has updated and finalized the design for improvements along Todd Lane and Burleson Road between Oltorf Street and St. Elmo Road to enhance safety, mobility and transit access. 

Final designs for Todd Lane and Burleson Road (Oltorf Street to St. Elmo Road): 

In response to community feedback and the planned addition of a new Metro Rapid transit route, the project team has also updated the design for South Pleasant Valley Road between St. Elmo Road and Onion Creek Park. Please see links above for more information.  
Dec. 2019: Project open house
Austin Transportation held an open house on December 11, 2019 to gather feedback on the safety and mobility needs of everyone who uses these streets. A survey was available through January 26, 2020 for community members to provide feedback.
Preliminary Designs

Project background and goals

The City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office published the South Pleasant Valley Road Corridor Mobility Plan in June 2020, which details short and long term solutions for South Pleasant Valley Road.   
Austin Transportation is evaluating near-term improvements to provide a protected bikeway and improved pedestrian crossings along the corridor. The proposed changes are expected to: 
  • Improve predictability and safety for everyone using the street by providing protected space for people bicycling 
  • Reduce crashes for all modes 
  • Encourage slower motor vehicle speeds and reduce high-risk speeding 
  • Shorten crossing distances for people walking 
  • Maintain comparable motor vehicle travel times 


Funding for these near-term improvements is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond Bikeways and Safe Route to School programs, the 2018 Bond Pedestrian Crossing program, Capital Metro and the City of Austin’s Quarter Cent program.  

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For questions about the project, please email the 2016 Mobility Bond team. For media inquiries, call 512-974-8000. 

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