Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Project

The Austin Transportation and Public Works Department and Capital Delivery Services are beginning work on Spicewood Springs Road for opportunities to enhance mobility and safety for all road users. This project includes $31 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 Mesa Drive.
Construction broke ground in December 2023 for a duration of three years. Roadwork will take place on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please follow the posted work zone speed limit, watch out for road crews, and allow yourself extra time when traveling through the area.

Project Limits

Map of Spicewood Springs Road Regional Mobility Bond project

Project Updates

December 20, 2023: Travel Lanes Narrow
Travel lanes at Old Spicewood and Spicewood Springs Road will be narrowed this week to allow the City's contractor access to locate a water line. The work is expected through Friday. There will be no impact to Spicewood Springs Road at this time. The contractor is working primarily on the detention pond at the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs and Old Spicewood. Part of that work on Old Spicewood includes placing a 10'x8' steel plate over an excavated hole to ensure safe use of the road until traffic measures are restored.
December 8, 2023: Project Commences
The City of Austin broke ground on the project. There's was a Meet the Contractor event on December 13. City officials and members of the DeNucci Constructors team were present to answer the public's questions.
April 2023: 100% Design
The project team has reached the 100% design milestone for this project. 
View the illustrated 100% design concept
View approximate cross-sections:

March 2020: Revised Historic Resources Survey Report Published

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. Alternative C was selected as the build alternative for the Spicewood Springs Road project and 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. Review the links below on 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

Spicewood Springs Road timeline

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