Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Project

The Austin Transportation and Public Works Departments are reviewing Spicewood Springs Road as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond (Project ID 11880.001) for opportunities to enhance mobility and safety for all road users. This project includes funding for preliminary engineering, design and construction of improvements on Spicewood Springs Road from Loop 360 to 0.2 miles west of Mesa Drive.
Improvements have not been designed but may include expansion from a two-lane section to a four-lane divided roadway (to generally match the four-lane section east of Mesa Drive), signals, medians, sidewalks, bike lanes, and driveway reconstruction.

Project Limits

Map of Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Bond project

Project Status

Staff kicked off the preliminary engineering effort in Spring 2017 with in-field data collection (collecting traffic counts and completing surveying). Preliminary engineering includes evaluating transportation metrics along the road such as vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle counts, speed, driveway analysis, right of way width and availability, drainage, sidewalk conditions, utilities, etc. as well as engaging the community on the project.
Staff are currently nearing completion of the first draft of the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for this project.

Public Outreach

May 22nd Project Update
City of Austin staff is nearing completion of the first draft of the PER. City staff anticipates sharing draft recommendations with the community in Summer 2018. Read the May 22nd Spicewood Springs Road Project Update for more information.
September 26th Public Meeting
The City of Austin held the first public meeting regarding the Spicewood Springs Road Project on September 26, 2017.

Anticipated Timeline

Funding

 $17 million from the 2016 Mobility Bond’s Regional Mobility Program: 
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Design
  • Right of Way acquisition, if needed
  • Utility Relocation, if needed
  • Construction

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If you're part of a group that meets regularly and would like a briefing about the project, email Emily Tuttle to request a presentation. 

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