We're hard at work to put mobility, safety and connectivity projects funded by the Austin Mobility Bonds on the ground. Here's where you'll find the latest news about Local, Corridor and Regional mobility improvements, including opportunities to get involved.
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Technical Assistance Workshop
On November 3, 2021, the City of Austin sponsored a virtual Technical Assistance Workshop aimed to build capacity and offer insight in preparation for upcoming construction-related Corridor Mobility Bond projects. Three (3) local area industry service providers offered expertise and shared insights on understanding Financial Statements and securing Construction Bonds and Working Capital. To look at the presentation click on this link.
Click on the links below to read recent news releases regarding various projects and initiatives funded by the Austin Mobility Bonds.
Show the City Where You Want to See Walking and Biking Route Improvements with New Public Input Map (January 2022): Austin Public Works and Austin Transportation launched a Public Input Map that enables residents to show the City exactly where they’d like to see improvements to Austin’s urban trails, bikeways, and street crossings. The map is open through March 6 and is part of ATX Walk Bike Roll, a project to update Austin's Urban Trails, Bikeways, and Sidewalk plans.
Bergstrom Spur Corridor Study Wins State-Level Achievement Award for Transportation Planning, Kicks-Off Design of Trail (December 2021): The City of Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) are proud to announce that they have been awarded the Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association for the Bergstrom Spur Corridor Study.
City of Austin Corridor Program Office Teams up with Austin PBS (November 2021): The City of Austin Corridor Program Office (CPO) is partnering with Austin PBS on an initiative to engage children and residents along Austin corridors, beginning with Airport Boulevard. The goals of this initiative are to understand how the community uses current mobility; to create a family destination at Austin PBS’ new Airport Blvd. location; and to encourage the community to travel the corridor to Austin PBS and other destinations using mobility options improved through CPO’s Corridor Construction Program.
Construction Will Soon Extend the Northern Walnut Creek Urban Trail (October 2021): The Northern Walnut Creek Trail will gain one mile in length by the end of 2022. In partnership with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Public Works’ Urban Trails Program will begin construction on Northern Walnut Creek Trail Section 2A later this month.
Provide Feedback on Austin’s Sidewalks, Urban Trails, and Bikeways (August 2021): Austin Public Works and Austin Transportation invite the community to provide feedback that will help shape the future of Austin’s streets, sidewalks, and urban trails. A survey is open now through September 26 for ATX Walk Bike Roll, a project to update plans that determine where and when to build the City’s pedestrian and bicycle routes.
Longhorn Dam Bridge to close Saturday night (August 2021): Beginning Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10 p.m., Austin Transportation Department will close South Pleasant Valley Road to vehicular traffic in both directions at Longhorn Dam Bridge for approximately eight hours as crews adjust the traffic control set up on the bridge. Pedestrian and bicycle access across the bridge will remain intact throughout the night.
Local Artists to Install Community-Centered Artwork Along Austin Corridors (August 2021): On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Austin City Council authorized the Economic Development Department (EDD) to execute contracts with four artists/artist teams. This selection will result in artwork installation along roadways included in the Corridor Construction Program. To-date, City Council has approved a total of six artists/artist teams, including the most recent four, to participate in this initiative.
New shared use path to open on east side of Longhorn Dam bridge (June 2021): As work continues on interim safety and mobility improvements to South Pleasant Valley Road over the Longhorn Dam bridge, the construction work zone will shift from the east side of the bridge to the west side on Sunday, June 27. Austin Transportation will establish a new temporary trail detour on Monday, June 28.
View our January 2022 e-Newsletter and get information on topics including:
- Burnet Road Bid Alert
- Anderson Mill Road Regional Mobility Project Complete
- Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons on William Cannon Drive
- I-35 Cap and Stitch Survey
View previous e-Newsletters by clicking on the links below:
Briefings to City Council, Boards & Commissions
City staff regularly provide briefings about the progress being made to implement the 2016 Mobility Bond and related programs and activities. These meetings are open to the public, and attendees have the opportunity to provide comments during citizen communication. The following is a list of upcoming briefings: