Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin Transportation (ATD) is installing a two-way protected bikeway, pedestrian crossings, and intersection improvements along Shoal Creek Boulevard between 38th Street and Foster Lane.
Between Foster Lane and US 183, one-way protected bicycle lanes have been installed on both sides of Shoal Creek Boulevard.
What's happening now?
Bikeway installation was recently completed on the west side of Shoal Creek Boulevard between 39th ½ Street and Shoalmont Drive. New “No Parking” signs have been installed on the west curb in this area. Parking remains available on the east curb.
Shoal Creek Boulevard at 38th Street
Construction is underway at Shoal Creek Boulevard and 38th Street. This work is being constructed in two phases, with work underway on the west side of the intersection at 38th Street near Crawford Street. The intersection will remain open to traffic during intersection construction.
During the first phase of work, a detour will be in place for people driving southbound on 38th Street to Crawford Street. Westbound vehicles continuing onto 38th Street will also detour to Crawford Street, but access will be maintained for vehicles continuing onto 35th Street. Throughout construction, single lane closures will be needed for westbound vehicles to make space for crews to work.
Shoal Creek Boulevard at Hancock Drive
Construction is ongoing at Shoal Creek Boulevard/Hancock Drive* (*map updated 4/27/20). Construction is anticipated to be complete in June. Expect lane closures approaching the intersection.
Thank you for your continued patience during construction! Construction is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. The two-way protected bikeway is being activated in segments as work is completed at major Shoal Creek Boulevard intersections. The entire bikeway is anticipated to be open by summer 2020.
- Artist rendering of new sidewalk on the south side of 45th Street/Shoal Creek Boulevard intersection between Shoal Creek Boulevard and Shoalwood Avenue
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), last updated February 10, 2020.
Read recent updates on this project
- April 10, 2020: Construction beginning at Shoal Creek Boulevard and 38th Street
- March 17, 2020: Sidewalk construction begins this week on 45th Street
- February 28, 2020: Construction begins next week at Shoal Creek Boulevard/Hancock Drive
Click here to view the Bikeway Activation Schedule map.
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).
Click on the cross sections above to enlarge the image. Cross sections are looking north.
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.
Funding for this project is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond.
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.
Contact the Project Team
Call Emily Tuttle at 512-974-6509 or email her at email@example.com.
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