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.
Click on the links below to read recent news releases regarding various projects and initiatives funded by the Austin Mobility Bonds.
Visit the ATX Walk Bike Roll Choosing Our Path virtual open house (Sept 2022) give feedback on three scenarios for the future of Austin's urban trails, sidewalks, and bikeway networks. The virtual open house and survey are open through October 23.
Construction Underway on East Yager Lane Transformation (April 2022): In 2023 residents, students and families in northeast Austin will be able to stroll or bicycle comfortably on a continuous, ADA-accessible pathway along East Yager Lane. Today Austin Public Works kicked off construction of improvements to reshape the thoroughfare into a more walkable street while improving safety for all road users.
Austin's 2020 Mobility Bond work begins with first construction contract (March 2022): The Austin City Council authorized the first construction contract to deliver projects funded by the 2020 Mobility Bond. This marks the beginning of the 6-year implementation timeline set for the bond as committed in the Contract with the Voters.
$150 Million Anticipated to be Spent on Corridor Construction Projects in 2022 (March 2022): The Austin City Council Mobility Committee was briefed March 10, 2022 by Mike Trimble, Director of the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office, on major projects moving forward as part of the Corridor Construction Program. Primarily funded through the 2016 Mobility Bond, the Corridor Construction Program includes the design and construction of comprehensive, multi-modal roadway improvements across nine major Austin roadways.
City of Austin's Complete Communities Work Draws Attention of International Organization (March 2022): Corridor Program Office (CPO) management is presenting to local government leaders at the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Mountain Plains Regional Conference in Irving, Texas. During their presentation, CPO will be sharing information on their Complete Communities initiative, an effort that directly links mobility and safety infrastructure to holistic, community-centered outcomes.
Austin Urban Trails Program Launches Online Open House for New Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge (February 2022): Austin Public Works’ New Longhorn Dam Bridge 30% Design Virtual Open House, launched today, reveals updated plans for the new bridge’s overall design and amenities. The open house is available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week through March 24, 2022.
Corridor Program Office Continues Progress on City Infrastructure Projects (February 2022): Since the 2016 Mobility Bond passed, the Corridor Program Office (CPO) has been working to implement roadway improvements across nine major Austin corridors as part of the Corridor Construction Program (CCP). The projects included within the CCP span over 50 miles of Austin roadway, total approximately $1.4 billion, and are expected to improve safety, mobility and connectivity for all modes of travel.
Austin Urban Trails Program to Break Ground on Violet Crown Trail North (February 2022): In partnership with the Hill Country Conservancy (HCC), Austin Public Work’s Urban Trails Program will begin construction on the Violet Crown Trail North project on Monday, February 14. The new one-mile section of the Violet Crown Trail will extend from Home Depot Boulevard to MoPac, just north of William Cannon Drive.
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.
View our December 2022 e-Newsletter and get information on topics including:
- William Cannon Drive Corridor updates
- North Lamar Blvd Corridor updates
- South Congress Avenue and Ramble Lane safety improvements information