Shoal Creek Boulevard

Austin Transportation (ATD) is moving forward with installation of a two-way protected bikeway, pedestrian crossings, and intersection improvements along Shoal Creek Boulevard between 38th Street and US 183. Funding for this project is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond.
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June 2019: Alternative E and Alternative Y Move Forward to Implementation

ATD is advancing Alternative E for Lower Shoal Creek (38th Street to Foster Lane) and Alternative Y for Upper Shoal Creek (Foster Lane to US 183).
Alternative E for Lower shoal creek boulevard. Provides a new two-way protected bikeway on west side. Retains parking on east side and removes parking on west side. Includes protected intersection designs and underpass at 2222. Received the most community support
Alternative Y for upper shoal creek boulevard. Provides one-way protected bicycle lane on both sides. Provides a three-lane street with additional turn lanes at intersections to preserve motor vehicle capacity. Best maintains signal operations at Anderson intersection
Click on the cross sections above to enlarge the image.  Cross sections are looking north.

Project Background

In late 2018, Austin Transportation began a Shoal Creek Boulevard community conversation in advance of regularly planned street maintenance. When roads are resurfaced as part of regular street maintenance, the existing street lines are covered, providing a “blank slate” to reconfigure the street if there is an opportunity to provide a safer, more accessible street design for all road users.
The public process for this project included one listening session, three open houses, and two public comment periods. As part of the second comment period, a range of alternatives were presented for community review. The selected alternatives were advanced after consideration of all community input, engineering and project constraints, adopted City policies, and opportunities for improvement along Shoal Creek Boulevard.

Public Outreach

December 2018 Listening Session
Austin Transportation hosted a community listening session on December 12 at Gullett Elementary School.
A public comment period was open from December 12, 2018 through January 13, 2019.
March 2019 Open Houses
The project team used input collected from the community to develop a number of alternatives for community review. Open houses were held in March to share these alternatives with the community and collect feedback. 
A survey was available at the open houses and online from March 26 through April 30.

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Contact the Project Team
Send an email to Emily Tuttle at emily.tuttle@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-6509.
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