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 $17 million in funding from the 2016 Mobility Bond’s Regional Mobility Program for preliminary engineering, design and construction of improvements on Spicewood Springs Road from Loop 360 to 0.2 miles west of Mesa Drive.

Project Limits

Map of Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Bond project

Project Status

In October 2018, Alternative C was selected as the build alternative for the Spicewood Springs Road project. Alternative C includes two vehicle lanes in each direction, a raised median with left-turn bays, a shared use path on both sides of Spicewood Springs Road, and new stormwater facilities. Alternative C received the most support from the community and best meets the project goals of improving mobility and safety for all users—including people who drive, walk, and bike on Spicewood Springs Road.
Staff finalized the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) in December 2018 and the design phase of the project is now underway.

Preliminary Engineering Recommendations

Final Preliminary Engineering Report - December 2018
This report recommends safety and mobility improvements on Spicewood Springs Road from Loop 360 to 0.2 miles west of Mesa Drive. The recommendations will be refined further during the design phase of the project. 
Click on the links below to read the Spicewood Springs Road recommendations:

Public Outreach

Public Meeting 1: September 26, 2017
The project team hosted the first public meeting on September 26, 2017 to get community feedback on Spicewood Springs Road’s needs and existing conditions. This feedback informed the draft options for potential improvements presented at the meeting in August 2018.
Public Meeting 2: August 29, 2018
The project team hosted an open house August 29, 2018 to share three draft options for mobility and safety improvements to Spicewood Springs Road between Loop 360 and Mesa Drive. 

Anticipated Timeline

Schedule Subject to Change. Preliminary Engineering (2017-2018). Design, Permitting, and Bidding (2019-2021). Construction and Utility Relocation if needed (2022-2024).

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