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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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East Yager Lane Public Meeting

On April 6, 2022, Austin City Council District 1 and District 7 offices hosted a virtual community meeting for East Yager Lane (Natures Bend to Jourdan Crossing Boulevard).  View the presentation slides

News

Click on the links below to read recent news releases regarding various projects and initiatives funded by the Austin Mobility Bonds.
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.
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.

E-newsletters

View our June 2022 e-Newsletter and get information on topics including:
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Information
  • North Walnut Creek Trail Extension
  • Colony Park Pedestrian Information
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:
Check back later for more updates!

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