Shoal Creek Boulevard

Austin Transportation (ATD) is installing a protected bikeway, pedestrian crossings, and intersection improvements along Shoal Creek Boulevard between 38th Street and Foster Lane.
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What's happening now?

Bikeway installation was recently completed on the west side of Shoal Creek Boulevard between 39th ½ Street and Shoalmont Drive. This was the final segment of bikeway installation on Shoal Creek Boulevard between 38th Street and US 183.
Shoal Creek Boulevard at Woodview Avenue
Crews began construction at Shoal Creek Boulevard and Woodview Avenue on July 29. The slip lane will permanently close to motor vehicle traffic and a new rain garden will be built in this area with a sidewalk bridge over the rain garden.
Shoal Creek Boulevard at 38th Street
Construction is largely complete at Shoal Creek Boulevard and 38th Street. Final signage and striping will be installed in August.
Thank you for your continued patience during construction! Construction is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. 


Photo of person riding a bike on Shoal Creek Boulevard.
Photo of person riding a bike through Hancock Drive and Shoal Creek Boulevard intersection.
All construction is now identified as critical infrastructure work under Governor Abbott’s March 31, 2020 Executive Order (No. GA-14) and is considered essential, including this project. The City of Austin’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees and contractors, and the COVID-19 pandemic is being monitored every day. For COVID-19 news and updates, please visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.


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.
Funding for this project is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond.

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
Emily Tuttle, Austin Transportation Department, 512-974-6509
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