The City of Austin is reviewing Spicewood Springs Road for opportunities to enhance mobility and safety for all road users.
The 2016 Mobility Bond, approved by voters in November 2016, included $17million in funding for preliminary engineering, design and construction of improvements along Spicewood Springs Road between Mesa and Loop 360. Currently, staff is moving forward with project development, starting with in-field data collection (i.e., collecting traffic counts and completing surveying). The effort will include community engagement, as well as review of constraints such as right-of-way and utilities, and coordination with the City’s adopted transportation plans and policies.
The goal of the project is to enhance mobility and safety on Spicewood Springs Road. Improvements have not been designed but may include expansion from a two-lane section to a four-lane divided roadway (generally match four-lane cross section east of Mesa Drive), signals, medians, sidewalks, bike lanes, and driveway reconstruction.
Anticipated Timeline and Where We’re At Now
Staff kicked off the preliminary engineering effort in spring 2017 with in-field data collection. Preliminary engineering includes evaluating transportation metrics along the road such as vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle counts, speed, driveway analysis, right of way width and availability, drainage, sidewalk condition, utilities, etc. as well as engaging the community on the project.
Staff anticipates hosting the first public meeting about the project in September or October, 2017.
Preliminary Engineering & Community Input: 2017 – 2018 Design & ROW Acquisition if needed: 2018 – 2019 Construction & utility relocation if needed: 2019 – 2020
Sept. 26 Public Meeting
The City of Austin held the first public meeting regarding the 2016 Mobility Bond Project on Spicewood Springs Road on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Watch or view the presentation
Click the links above to watch a webinar version of the presentation or view the meeting slides in a PDF.
Email us your question or request a small-group presentation
Can’t attend or didn’t get your question answered at the public meeting? Email Cheyenne.Krause@AustinTexas.gov to submit another question or ask for a small-group presentation at your Neighborhood Association, book club, church group, etc
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